Ninoy Aquino- 'greatest modern Filipino hero' - Sen. Villanueva

Ninoy Aquino- 'greatest modern Filipino hero' - Sen. Villanueva




35 years has passed, 2 presidential terms ( one for the spouse Cory Aquino and one for Benigno Simeon “noynoy” Aquino III) still the question who assassinated former Senator Benigno Aquino is still unresolved.

35 years ago today ,Aquino was assassinated at then Manila International Airport ( now known as Ninoy Aquino International Airport).
Inset is Senator Villanueva and the Ninoy Aquino monument in Makati City( photo credit to owner)

Today, Aug. 21 is declared a Philippine holiday precisely because of the death anniversary of the former senator.

Many has described Ninoy as one of the country’s “greatest modern hero” one of which is majority bloc member Senator Joel Villanueva

“Today, we commemorate the 35th death anniversary of the country’s greatest modern hero, former Senator Ninoy Aquino,” Senator Joel Villanueva said in a prepared statement.

“ In the spirit of the Edsa revolution that followed the assassination of Ninoy, may we always be reminded that we are the Filipinos who won our freedoms through the lives and deaths of those who ended the oppressive reigns of Martial Law.”

 “As we pay tribute to Ninoy, let us become the Filipinos who live on the promise of justice, freedom, and development. Let us form a nation of collective trust and cooperation so that we can be the present day Filipinos worth dying for,” added Villanueva.

Opposition Senator Leila De Lima calls out Filipinos to remember Ninoy and continue his fight for democracy

“Ang pagpaslang po kay Ninoy ay nag-iwan ng hamon sa mga Pilipino noon na ipaglaban ang demokrasya, na siyang tinugunan ng makasaysayang People Power sa Edsa. Muli tayong hinahamon sa madilim na namang kabanata ng ating kasaysayan,” De Lima said in a prepared statement.

“Bilang mga tagapagmana ng demokrasyang ipinaglaban ni Ninoy at ng milyon-milyong Pilipino, ituloy natin ang pagtindig, ang pagkakapit-bisig at pagsasama-sama ng ating tinig para sa ipaglaban ang katotohanan at katarungan sa ating Inang Bayan,” the detained senator added.

 

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  1. Bedore Cory and Penoy became president I was one of rhe avid believers that Ninoy is a hero. But after Cory's term I came to realize that she's just like any other Filipino politician who made promises to be broken.Was she able to bring down the price of galunggong which was one of her battle cries. Then Penoy became prwsident and the situation got worst... the woestrst in Phil. History So now
    I have lost my trust to the Aquono's including their allies. All their allies and Ninoy is no more a hero to me.

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