He Would Be Lonely Without Me: Benigno Aquino and Marcos

During a four-hour conversation that began in Taipei and continued aboard the flight to Manila, where he met his death, Benigno Aquino discussed his hopes and fears with TIME Correspondent Sandra Burton. Excerpts:

On his relationship with Marcos. I would write him from jail, telling him what my notions were. Sometimes he would call me presumptuous, but he would acknowledge the letter. One day when I talked to him in the palace, he said, "In a way, I envy you. You have earned your presence in history. I'm still fighting for mine. You have...

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