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Cory Aquino died August 01, 2009 @ 3:18am.
  • That's 08-01-2009 3:18,
  • Remove the zero's (0) and put the number's together; results to 8129318
  • Rearrange the numbers; results to 8-21-1983
  • 8-21-1983 the day that Ninoy Aquino Died

The Modern Day Hero of Philippine Politics

Born on November 27, 1932, Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino was the son of pre-war Senator Benigno Aquino of Tarlac and Aurora Aquino. He was born while his father was in the United States campaigning for the Philippine Independence law.

"Ninoy" was catapulted into the limelight as a war correspondent of the Manila Times during the Korean war. He embarked on a political career as the youngest mayor of Concepcion, Tarlac, then as vice-governor and governor of Tarlac province. Later, he joined the Liberal Party during the regime of President Diosdado Macapagal, becoming its Secretary General. He was elected as the youngest Senator of the country in 1967. He was considered the strongest contender to the Presidency at that time and many considered him to be the next President of the Philippines after President Marcos. Due to this, Martial Law was imposed and he was detained for many years. Because of a heart ailment, he was allowed to go to the United States for a by-pass operation and eventually self exiled..

Deciding to return to Manila on August 21, 1983, he was assassinated as he descended from his plane at the former Manila International Airport, now named in his memory. He is now considered a hero and martyr to the cause of Filipino freedom.

Due to his untimely death, Filipinos realized that they should fight for their freedom, and launched the now famous all Yellow* EDSA Revolution, which sparked similar "Yellow" revolts worldwide.

If there's a line Ninoy would be remembered for it would be in his own words "The Filipino is worth dying for" and the phrase "Hindi Ka Nag-iisa !!!" which means "You are not Alone". For while he was incarcerated and self exiled, he almost thought he was "all alone" fighting for the cause of freedom for Pinoys. When he eventually went home from self-exile in the U.S. a formidable crowd was slowly forming, whispering louder and louder until finally they shouted with all their voices "Di ka Nag-iisa"... "You are not Alone !!!" until finally the EDSA Revolution proved he was not alone at all.

And so it may be known to all: Each man is Never Alone !
(taken from Fredie Aguilar's song "Di ka Nag-iisa" meaning "You are not Alone!")

*Yellow EDSA Revolution - The symbolic color "yellow" could be traced to its origin when Ninoy decided to go home from a long self-exile in the U.S. and the famous song "Tie A Yellow Ribbon". For when he was in the U.S. he thought nobody wanted to join him in his cause of fighting tyranny in his country. Each yellow ribbon would mean, one Pinoy fighting on his side. Pinoys then started by tying all sorts of yellow ribbons and threw all sorts of things yellow everywhere. Until finally it was eventually adapted as the color for opposition to tyrannical rule by a despot.

Eventually this color was also adapted in other revolutions worldwide such as in South Africa, and in Eastern Europe and in other countries.
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