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i am ninoy

When Ninoy Aquino died in (when was that again?), I remember I was at my grandparents’ house.  I was 12? 13? years old and didn’t know any other president except Marcos.

I sat at their table writing to my then penpal from the US when a newsflash about a guy who got shot at the airport.  I recall my parents’ and grandparents’ reactions were of total shock.  I suppose sort of like the reactions the Americans had when the planes hit the World Trade Center in 2001.

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