Assassination of Benigno Aquino Jr.

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The assassination of Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr., a former Philippine senator, took place on Sunday, August 21, 1983 at the Manila International Airport (later renamed Ninoy Aquino International Airport in his honor).wikipedia
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Benigno Aquino Jr.

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The assassination of Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr., a former Philippine senator, took place on Sunday, August 21, 1983 at the Manila International Airport (later renamed Ninoy Aquino International Airport in his honor).
He was assassinated at the Manila International Airport in 1983 upon returning from his self-imposed exile.

Ninoy Aquino International Airport

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The assassination of Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr., a former Philippine senator, took place on Sunday, August 21, 1983 at the Manila International Airport (later renamed Ninoy Aquino International Airport in his honor).
The airport is named after the late Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr., who was assassinated at the airport in 1983.

Corazon Aquino

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It is also credited with thrusting Aquino's widow, Corazon Aquino, into the public spotlight and her running for president in the snap election of 1986. Aquino's wife, Corazon, and children Ballsy, Pinky, Viel, Noynoy, and Kris arrived from Boston the day after the assassination.
She emerged as leader of the opposition after her husband was assassinated on 21 August 1983 upon returning to the Philippines from exile in the United States.

People Power Revolution

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Although Marcos was officially declared the winner of the election, widespread allegations of fraud and illegal tampering on Marcos's behalf are credited with sparking the People Power Revolution, which resulted in Marcos fleeing the country and conceding the presidency to Corazon Aquino.
It is also referred to as the Yellow Revolution due to the presence of yellow ribbons during demonstrations following the assassination of Filipino senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr. in August 1983.

Imelda Marcos

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In 1980, he suffered a heart attack in prison and was allowed to leave the country two months later by Marcos's wife, Imelda. On May 8, 1980, First Lady Imelda Marcos arranged for Aquino and his family to leave for the U.S. He underwent the coronary bypass surgery in Dallas, Texas and met with Muslim leaders in Damascus, Syria, before settling with his family in Newton, Massachusetts.
Aquino returned to the Philippines on 21 August 1983, but was assassinated at the Manila International Airport upon his arrival.

Rashid Lucman

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Former Lanao del Sur Congressman Rashid Lucman helped Aquino circumvent Malacañang Palace's order not to issue passports to the Aquino family, providing him with a passport under the alias "Marciál Bonifacio" - a reference to martial law as well as Aquino's detention at Fort Bonifacio.
Lucman's health began to fail soon after he learned of the assassination of Ninoy Aquino, and he died less than a year later in Riyadh in 1984 - two years before the establishment of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao under Aquino's widow President Corazon Aquino.

First Lady or First Gentleman of the Philippines

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On May 8, 1980, First Lady Imelda Marcos arranged for Aquino and his family to leave for the U.S. He underwent the coronary bypass surgery in Dallas, Texas and met with Muslim leaders in Damascus, Syria, before settling with his family in Newton, Massachusetts.
Corazón Aquino was married to Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr., whose assassination on 21 August 1983 was a key factor in her 1986 rise to the presidency.

Kris Aquino

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Aquino's wife, Corazon, and children Ballsy, Pinky, Viel, Noynoy, and Kris arrived from Boston the day after the assassination.
When she was 12 years old, her father was assassinated on the tarmac of the Manila International Airport.

Ferdinand Marcos

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A longtime political opponent of President Ferdinand Marcos, he had just landed in his home country after three years of self-imposed exile in the United States when he was shot in the head while being escorted from an aircraft to a vehicle that was waiting to transport him to prison.
After being elected for a third term in the 1981 Philippine presidential election, Marcos's popularity suffered greatly due to public outrage of the assassination of Benigno Aquino Jr. in 1983.

Grand Hotel (Taipei)

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Prior to his departure from Taipei, Aquino gave an interview from his room at the Grand Hotel in which he indicated that he would be wearing a bulletproof vest.

Ninoy Aquino Day

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Ninoy Aquino Day was formally instituted upon the passage of Republic Act No.
Ninoy Aquino Day is a national non-working holiday in the Philippines observed annually on August 21, commemorating the assassination of former Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr. He was the husband of Corazon Aquino, who was later became Philippine President; they are treated as two of the heroes of democracy in the country.

Colonel Jesus Villamor Air Base

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In 2010, the AVSECOM van (dubbed "Ninoy Aquino's death van" by some) was found in Villamor Air Base in Pasay.
In 2010, the AVSECOM van (called by some as Ninoy Aquino's death van) which had carried the body of Ninoy Aquino to the hospital after his assassination in 1983 was found rotting inside Nichols Air Base (now called Villamor Airbase).

Benigno Aquino III

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Aquino's wife, Corazon, and children Ballsy, Pinky, Viel, Noynoy, and Kris arrived from Boston the day after the assassination.
He returned to the Philippines in 1983 shortly after the assassination of his father and held several positions working in the private sector.

China Airlines

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Aquino, after flying in a circuitous route from the United States to several Asian cities such as Singapore and Kuala Lumpur to meet Malaysian leaders, and then to Hong Kong, boarded a China Airlines plane in Taipei and landed in Manila on August 21, 1983.

Fidel Ramos

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President Marcos relieved Ver as AFP Chief and appointed his second cousin, General Fidel V. Ramos as acting AFP Chief.
When Ver was implicated in the August 21, 1983 assassination of former opposition Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr., Ramos became Acting AFP Chief of Staff until Ver's reinstatement in 1985 after he was acquitted of charges related to the killing.

Jim Laurie

His last few moments in the flight while being interviewed by the journalist Jim Laurie, and just prior to disembarking from the flight at Manila airport, were recorded on camera.
Other assignments for ABC News included being part of the entourage of Filipino opposition leader Senator Ninoy Aquino as he returned to the Philippines in August 1983 after three years of self-imposed exile in the United States (witnessing the senator's eventual assassination at the tarmac of the Manila International Airport), the coverage of Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin in Russia from 1988 to 1991, the war in Bosnia 1992-1993, the elections in South Africa in 1994, the famine and US Marine operations in Somalia in 1995, and the continued conflict with Saddam Hussein when Laurie reported from Baghdad in the aftermath of the first Gulf War.

Juan Ponce Enrile

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After opposition leader Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr. was assassinated on August 21, 1983, Enrile started to break away from the increasingly unpopular Marcos dictatorship.

Philippines

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On August 21, 1983, Marcos' chief rival, opposition leader Benigno Aquino Jr., was assassinated on the tarmac at Manila International Airport.

Fabian Ver

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The Agrava Board conducted public hearings and requested testimonies from several persons who might shed light on the crimes, including Imelda Marcos, and General Fabian Ver, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
He returned during the presidency of Joseph Estrada but faced lawsuits which linked him to the assassination of Ninoy Aquino and Aquino's alleged assassin, Rolando Galman.

Senate of the Philippines

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The assassination of Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr., a former Philippine senator, took place on Sunday, August 21, 1983 at the Manila International Airport (later renamed Ninoy Aquino International Airport in his honor).

President of the Philippines

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A longtime political opponent of President Ferdinand Marcos, he had just landed in his home country after three years of self-imposed exile in the United States when he was shot in the head while being escorted from an aircraft to a vehicle that was waiting to transport him to prison.

Exile

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A longtime political opponent of President Ferdinand Marcos, he had just landed in his home country after three years of self-imposed exile in the United States when he was shot in the head while being escorted from an aircraft to a vehicle that was waiting to transport him to prison.

Frameup

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He was imprisoned on trumped up charges shortly after Marcos's 1972 declaration of martial law.

Martial law in the Philippines

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He was imprisoned on trumped up charges shortly after Marcos's 1972 declaration of martial law.

Boston

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He spent the next three years in exile near Boston before deciding to return to the Philippines.