More about the assassination of Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino. The official verdict: the Senator was shot while descending the stairs from his airplane by his military escort–thus Aquino’s death was a military conspiracy, which loosely places the blame on incumbent President: Ferdinand Marcos.
This thought was the spark that set off a critical chain of events that culminated in the ouster of Marcos in 1986.
However, what if the verdict was wrong?
Now, more than 20 years after Ninoy’s death, more and more witnesses and arguments are coming to fore that exonorates the military soliders accused of killing Senator Aquino, and placing the blame on Rolando Galman–the other person shot on the tarmac on the day of Aquino’s death.
Here is the account of the sole civilian witness of Aquino’s assassination that day:
In the same breath, more calls to reopen the case on Ninoy’s assassination, backed by more forensic studies that exonorate the soldiers:
Finally a local forensic expert makes an argument against the official verdict against the soldiers:
However the arguments are compelling, the case remains closed to this day.