Ninoy Aquino Day
Benigno Simeon "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr., November 27, 1932 - August 21, 1983, Philippine politician. In 1954, 22-year-old Aquino officially entered the political arena and was elected as the mayor. He was elected as the deputy governor and governor of Tanjung Province in a few years. He was only 29 years old. In 1965, he was elected to the Senate. In 1972, the Philippine President Marcos, who had been in power for seven years, announced martial law. The opposition party’s Aquino and many politicians and journalists were charged with imprisonment. However, Aquino continued to fight in prison until 1980, when he was allowed to go to the United States for medical treatment. On August 21, 1983, after a long-term coordinated struggle, Marcos was forced to resume opposition activities in 1983, agreeing to hold parliamentary elections in May 1984. Aquino finally got a chance to return to the Philippines with Marcos guaranteeing his safety, preparing to participate in the parliamentary elections, and returning to Manila via the China Airlines flight through Taiwan. However, he was shot and hit the plane when he stepped off the flight ladder. The Ministry died, although the airport police immediately shot the murderer and arrested several suspects, but the murder was generally considered to be secretly planned by the Marcos government. The Marcos government immediately suspended the air contract with the Republic of China and resumed it in about a month. Because the media widely reported that the Aquino assassination incident became an international focus, and a large number of rally campaigns against the Marcos regime were triggered in the Philippines. Some of the former political parties that had disappeared were re-active in the political arena, and Marcos was forced to lift the Bell. The position of Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, the power of Marks and Bell in the army was weakened. In November 1985, Marcos announced that he would hold the presidential election in advance on February 7, 1986.