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Reaction PaperA movie DocumentaryAdU Theater / July 28, 2010 / 9:00-11:00 AM By: Aldrin Brosas
One of the greatest and the most remarkable person of the Philippine history is the lateand former senator Benigno S. Aquino Jr.,
who stood up for what he firmly believed is rightand once lit up the fire of democracy in the hearts of many Filipinos. ³
The Filipinos are worth dying for.´
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ndeed! Goosebumps and touched hearts all over filled the Adamsonian community withsome guests, as the anticipated screening of the special tribute movie documentary of the last journey of Ninoy Aquino, which reminded us of how someone can be courageous and patriotic,willing to die for the sake of his country.The movie documentary reopened our eyes as well as our hearts of the heroism of Sen. Aquino. With an interview with Ninoy¶s wife, the former President Corazon Aquino before shedied, she related and narrated with us how Ninoy suffered and fought for the sake of thiscountry. From the day that Pres. Ferdinand Marcos declared Martial Law, and on how he greatlyopposed this until he was imprisoned for almost eight years. His sufferings, loneliness, sicknessand so forth were portrayed in the movie. He spent the next three years at the United Stateswith his family to live a completely normal life. Amidst rumors and reports that there¶s anassassination plot waiting for him back in the Philippines, he took the risk of going back to hisbeloved country in the year 1983 intending to campaign in the promised election. On the climaxof the movie, World press followed him until Manila I

nternational Airport and August 21, 1983marked his death, shot in the head. Aquino¶s death opened the eyes of millions of Filipinos living under the dictatorship of Marcos, to fight for democracy and to fight for what¶s just. Marcos didn¶t declare Martial Law torestore peace. The day it was declared marked the day democracy died. Protests andoppositions from...
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