MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. wants to “transcend political barriers” for Ninoy Aquino Day.
Aquino had been the leader of the opposition during the term of Marcos Jr.’s father, late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr.
In 1983, Aquino was killed upon his return from exile, which many believed to be the turning point in Marcos’ rule.
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Despite the famed political rivalry between the Marcoses and the Aquinos, the President seemed to praise the martyred Ninoy Aquino.
“I stand united with all Filipinos worldwide in commemorating Ninoy Aquino Day. By standing for his beliefs and fighting for battles he deemed right…