If Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Sr. was still alive today, he would’ve been 84 years old now. His youngest daughter Kris Aquino took time to remember the time she had with her father who was exiled when he fought against the Martial Law regime.
“I got to know my Dad as a FATHER from May 1980 to August 1983. When he was jailed during Martial Law I was only 1 year & 7 months old. Those Boston years w/ him were SPECIAL,” she wrote on Instagram.
She also recalled how they spent their “bunso date” and said she read a lot of books and articles.
Ninoy advised her to read voraciously for her to be ready to face the world with “depth and breadth of knowledge.”
“My Dad died at 50 years old, just 5 years older than me now,” she added.
Ninoy was assassinated at the Manila International Airport (now Ninoy Aquino International Airport) last August 21, 1983 when he arrived in the Philippines from America.
I got to know my Dad as a FATHER from May 1980 to August 1983. When he was jailed during Martial Law I was only 1 year & 7 months old. Those Boston years w/ him were SPECIAL- my Dad was brilliant & had a photographic memory. Our bonding would be while watching the evening news, him quizzing me about what I read in Time & Newsweek, us watching 60 Minutes and CNN, and every month on a Friday we'd have a Dad & bunso date, we'd go to Barnes & Noble and I could buy all the books & magazines I wanted for as long as I finished reading them w/in that month & then we'd have ice cream... I read voraciously- but you can see I lean towards fiction featuring lawyers & detectives, my magazines are about business, entertainment, and fashion, while my newspapers & online reading are political. Sabi kasi ng Dad ko- in any work I'll enter being well read, well informed, and well prepared will help me get ahead of the pack. LABANAN daw ng depth & breadth of knowledge, the courage to speak & stand by the truth, and most of all the ability to convey your message w/ impact in a way that will make people listen, think, and react. ??#November271932August211983 (My Dad died at 50 years old, just 5 years older than me now.)