Before the Asia Society in New York on August 14, 1980, Benigno ‘Ninoy’ Aquino Jr. delivered a speech, saying that the Filipino is worth dying for. 476 more words
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We should not depend on one man; we should depend on all of us. All of us are expendable because in the cause for freedom and therefore I say, stand up now and be a leader, and when all of us are leaders, we will expedite the cause of freedom.
-Ninoy Aquino, 1981
“The Filipino is worth dying for.”
Proclamation 1081 (Martial Law) was signed by then Pres. Marcos on September 21, 972. I was in high school. Ninoy Aquino was assassinated on August 21, 1983 (31 years ago today), I was a young mother then with an eleven-month old daughter. 435 more words