"What shouldn’t be forgotten is that because of the assassination of Senator Benigno Simeon Aquino, Jr., there was a re-awakening for the nation to fight oppression and human abuse caused by a two decade-long dictatorial rule.
Ninoy (his nickname that should always be associated to freedom and democracy for the Philippines) lived a life that he dedicated in serving the people. As a public servant, Ninoy was the youngest photojournalist for Manila Times, covering the Korean war of the 60’s. He was a special assistant to then president Ramon Magsaysay as a peace envoy. Ninoy bridged the way for the surrender of supreme Luis Taruc, leader of the insurgency group, Hukbalahap. Ninoy became the youngest elected mayor, becoming vice governor, and governor of the province of Tarlac. He was later elected as the youngest senator of the republic at the age of 34.
It was Ninoy who foresaw the growing oppression and deliberate abuse caused by an overstaying ruler that has transformed into a dictator. He used up all his resources in trying to quell this dictatorship, only to be assassinated or silenced due to his protest.A martyr, a victim or just a determined peace-loving citizen of the country, Ninoy lived his entire life in service to the people. Is he a hero for the nation?"
"Ninoy: The Hero in the Man will help the viewer in defining who a hero is."-------from thye Ayala Museum website
This exhibition is held in partnership with the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation.
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