Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Some Bits of Trivia Concerning Ninoy Aquino
* Benigno "Ninoy" S. Aquino, Jr. would have been eighty years old today, November 27, if he were not assassinated on August 21, 1983. Aquino's assassination is said to be a major factor in the People Power Revolution that ousted President Ferdinand E. Marcos in 1986.
* Ninoy has the same birthday as Bruce Lee, who was born in 1940. They died ten years apart: Lee in 1973, Aquino in 1983.
* In the 1987 elections, Agapito "Butz" Aquino, Ninoy's brother, successfully ran for senator. His campaign jingle goes like this: "Butz, Butz, Butz ... Butz Aquino! Kapatid ni Ninoy, kapatid ng bawat Pilipino!" ("Brother of Ninoy, brother of every Filipino!)
* In 1997, Senator Raul Roco played the role of Ninoy Aquino in the film Ilaban Mo, Bayan Ko! Gov. Obet Pagdanganan Story. In 2010, Piolo Pascual was cast as Ninoy Aquino in a two-part episode of the drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya.