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On the 25th year of the Aquino assassination

Noynoy, Nene, Joker remember Ninoy

THE DEATH of Benigno ‘Ninoy’ Aquino Jr. 25 years ago jolted not just the Philippines but the rest of the world as well. But does the present generation of Filipinos, especially those born after 1983, understand why?

Do they know Ninoy beyond being the father of his celebrity daughter Kris, or the man on the 500-peso bill?

Ninoy’s only son and namesake, Sen. Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III, recalls his father as a friend and “barkada… the leader of the pack.” Ninoy was generous toward his children but could be stern when he needed to, Noynoy says.

The Campaign

Campaigning, Filipino style

Candidates use humor and hand signals, symbols and slogans to sell themselves.