Benigno 'Ninoy' Aquino is not just a face in the Php 500 bill.

Benigno ‘Ninoy’ Aquino is not just a face in the Php 500 bill

 

Benigno 'Ninoy' Aquino is not just a face in the Php 500 bill.
Benigno ‘Ninoy’ Aquino is not just a face in the Php 500 bill.

NinoyBenigno Simeon Aquino, Jr., is not just a face in the Php 500 bill; nor just the father of the current Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III. Ninoy was the husband of the late president Corazon ‘Cory’ C. Aquino, a Filipino Senator and a former Governor of Tarlac. Ninoy was born on November 27, 1932.

Today, August 21, we commemorate Ninoy’s 30th  death anniversary and his martyrdom. He was assassinated at the Manila International Airport in 1983 upon returning from his self-imposed exile. His death catapulted his widow, Cory, into the political limelight, and prompted her to run for President as member of the UNIDO party in the 1986 snap elections.

Among other public structures, Manila International Airport has since been renamed Ninoy Aquino International Airport in his honour, and the anniversary of his death is a national holiday. See official statement from Malacañang on PCDSPO’s online observance of Ninoy Aquino’s 30th Death Anniversary.

 

The iamninoy campaign was launched on August 21, 2008 to introduce Ninoy to new generations of Filipinos in commemoration of his 25th death anniversary. Using Ninoy’s trademark eyeglasses as visual symbol (inviting the young to view the world “through Ninoy’s eyes”), the campaign was embraced by the youth. They came out in great numbers to buy and wear iamninoy merchandise, thereby contributing to the various advocacies of the campaign’s retail partners.  The campaign was so resonant that some retail partners ran out of stock within a month or two after the launch. It kindled a fresh sense of selfless heroism among many young Filipinos who posted all sorts of user-generated content on the Web, formed iamninoy communities, volunteered for projects, and participated in iamninoy-sponsored events. Not surprisingly, the number of iamninoy retail partners increased from six in August 2008 to 18 to date.
The iamninoy campaign was launched on August 21, 2008 to introduce Ninoy to new generations of Filipinos in commemoration of his 25th death anniversary. Using Ninoy’s trademark eyeglasses as visual symbol (inviting the young to view the world “through Ninoy’s eyes”), the campaign was embraced by the youth. They came out in great numbers to buy and wear iamninoy merchandise, thereby contributing to the various advocacies of the campaign’s retail partners.
The campaign was so resonant that some retail partners ran out of stock within a month or two after the launch. It kindled a fresh sense of selfless heroism among many young Filipinos who posted all sorts of user-generated content on the Web, formed iamninoy communities, volunteered for projects, and participated in iamninoy-sponsored events. Not surprisingly, the number of iamninoy retail partners increased from six in August 2008 to 18 to date.

To many, Ninoy is a hero. He vowed to fight tyranny and corruption during his days. Ninoy’s last speech supposed to be read on August 21, 1983 include these words “I have returned on my free will to join the ranks of those struggling to restore our (Filipino’s) rights and freedoms through non-violence. I seek no confrontation. I only pray and will strive for a genuine national reconciliation founded on justice. I return from exile and to an uncertain future with only determination and faith to offer — faith in our people and faith in God.

 

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