His assassination transformed the opposition of

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assassination of Ninoy Aquino, a senator who was strongly supported by the opposition party. His assassination transformed the opposition of President Marcos’s regime to a national movement. This led his wife, Corazon Aquino to fight for his husband’s unlawful death, democracy, put her in the spotlight and caused a great reduction in the number of Marcos supporters. To remedy this situation, Marcos called for a snap election, hoping to regain the popularity from the public. The election was said to be the most the most corrupt and deceitful election held in Philippine history. Obviously, President Marcos won the election but this time, the publics were tired of President Marcos administration and they started the official People Power Revolution. The following days consisted of countless debates and actions as a sign of aversion to the result. T hirty-five computer programmers walked out of the COMELEC's
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electronic quick count at the Philippine International Convention Center, some fearing for their safety and seeking asylum in Baclaran Church. A series of movements emerged to support the revolution, and it gradually led to the succession of Corazon Aquino as the First Lady and the exile of President Marcos.
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  • Fall '12
  • StephanieMoore
  • Ferdinand Marcos, Corazon Aquino, President Marcos

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