Today, we commemorate the martyrdom of Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr. It has been 34 years since one of the greatest modern heroes of our country proved that the Filipino people are worth dying for. His heroic acts and ideals sparked the desire of the Filipinos to fight for liberty and most especially, to yearn for freedom from dictatorship.
We call on every Filipino to not let anything take away what is inherently ours. Let this day be a constant reminder about what the Filipino people once fought for and will always fight and die for - democracy.
Source: Senate of the Philippines