By Benjamin Cuaresma

MAKATI — Supporters, friends, and family members gathered at the Ninoy Aquino Monument at Ayala Ave.
Makati City on Sunday, August 20, 2023, to commemorate the 40th death anniversary commemoration of former Senator Benigno
Simeon Aquino Jr.

Aquino once served as governor of Tarlac. He also served as Senator from 1967-1972.

Tragically, he was assassinated by a lone gunman on August 21, 1983, on the tarmac of the Manila International Airport upon his arrival from the United States of America.

According to the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation, a mass will be held for the former senator’s death anniversary at the Santo Domingo Church in Quezon City today, Monday, August 21, 2023.

Ninoy Aquino’s death led to the 1986 People’s Power Revolution that eventually installed his wife Cory into power as 11th president of the land from 1986-1992. (ai/mnm)