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Filipino hero Benigno Aquino shot in the head (1983)

Filipino hero Benigno Aquino shot in the head (1983)

Benigno Aquino, as a political opponent of Marcos, was in exile in the US for 3 years.

August 21 is a national holiday in the Philippines in mourning for the assassination of Benigno Aquino, one of the most famous people in the history of that country.

The assassinated Benigno Aquino was a Philippine senator and leader of the opposition against the violent regime of Ferdinand Marcos. The Marcos regime was known for corruption. Namely, Ferdinand Marcos and his wife Imelda allegedly took billions of dollars from the Philippines to their account during their rule. Benigno Aquino, as a political opponent of Marcos, was in exile in the United States for 3 years, and on August 21, 1983, he returned by plane to the Philippines. Shortly after getting off the plane at Manila airport, Benigno was shot in the head. To this day, it remains a mystery who fired exactly and at whose command. The Aquino family claims the assassination was ordered by the ruling Ferdinand Marcos, which seems logical, but has never been proven.

More than two million people attended Aquin’s last farewell.

His widow Corazon Aquino, after the fall of Marcos, was the president of the Philippines, and at the same time the first woman president in the entire history of Asia. It is interesting that even today a member of the famous Aquino family is at the head of the Philippines. Namely, until recently the president of the Philippines was Benigno Aquino III. – son of the murdered Benigno Aquino and the aforementioned President Corazon Aquino.

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