The Philippines: Bloody Welcome

Aquino's exile ends in death

Former Senator Benigno ("Ninoy") Aquino smelled trouble. After nearly eight years in Philippine prisons and three of more or less voluntary exile in the U.S., he was returning home in hopes of resuming his opposition to the autocratic regime of President Ferdinand Marcos. But Aquino, 51, feared that he would be turned back or arrested—or worse. So, as his China Airlines Boeing 767 from Taipei approached Manila International Airport, he ducked into a washroom and slipped a bullet-proof vest under the same white safari suit he wore when...

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