Eugenia Apostol & Letty Jimenez-Magsanoc

Eugenia Apostol was editing a women's magazine in 1983 when the popular opposition figure Benigno Aquino Jr. was gunned down on the tarmac of Manila's airport. Most Filipinos blamed the dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his wife Imelda for the killing. Two million people showed up for Aquino's funeral, but the event was ignored by the media. The following day, the top headline of a leading Manila daily was: TWO KILLED BY LIGHTNING.

Apostol fumed. Within days she was printing a tabloid version of her glossy Mr. & Ms. called Mr. & Ms. Special Edition. It had 16 pages...

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