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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.

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