Press Release
August 21, 2018

Statement of Sen. Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan, Partido Liberal president,
On the 35th death anniversary of Sen. Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr.

As it was 35 years ago, we are one with the Filipino people in remembering Senator Ninoy Aquino on the anniversary of his death.

Thirty-five years ago, Ninoy returned home despite warnings that he could be killed. Because he wanted to be with his countrymen in fighting the dictator.

Ninoy fought a worthy battle. He sowed the seeds that kindled action toward reclaiming our freedom and democracy.

Facing death unafraid, he was among the first to create the domino effect that caused the dictatorship to fall.

The struggle continues -- for right to life, for improved lives, for right to hold government accountable, for social services, for right to due process, for safe and healthy environment.

Now it is upon us, the people, especially today's youth whose future is at stake, to bring about the change that Ninoy paid for with his life.

Now is the time to do our share and show how much we love our country.

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