Marcos welcomes reinvestigation of Ninoy assassination

August 19, 2010 10:53 am 

MANILA, Aug. 18 – Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos welcomed on Wednesday the calls to reinvestigate the assassination of former Senator Benigno ‘Ninoy’ Aquino Jr. at the former Manila International Airport upon returning home from exile in the United States on Aug. 21, 1983.

”I think for the Marcos family, it is extremely important that we find out exactly what happened,” Marcos said in a media interview.

Marcos said the reinvestigation should produce good results that would put closure on the assassination of the opposition leader against his father, former President Ferdinand Marcos.

”It is important that we can find closure so that we can move on in our political history and not have to relive the past,” Marcos said.

Marcos insisted that his father was not the mastermind in the killing Aquino, whose death catapulted his widow Corazon Aquino to the presidency, replacing the 20-year-old Marcos regime in 1986.

”We have never wavered in our belief that there are other forces than those that have already been named and involved in the killing of Senator Aquino,” Marcos said.

The calls for reinvestigation of the Ninoy assassination cropped up anew as the nation commemorates his death anniversary on Saturday, August 21. (PNA)



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