Ninoy death anniversary

Former President Corazon Aquino speaks during the 23rd anniversary of the assassination of her husband, Sen Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., at a memorial park in suburban Paranaque south of Manila on Aug. 21, 2006.

cory_ninoy death anniversaryThe assassination of Ninoy sparked protests and led the “People Power” revolution three years later that helped propel her to the presidency.

In her message, Aquino, who joined in the calls for President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to resign following allegations of electoral fraud and corruption, has urged the nation to pray for Arroyo’s “enlightenment.” (AP Photo)