Members of KOMPRe (Koalisyon ng Mamamayan Para sa Reporma) laid yellow flowers at the foot of the statue of the late Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino at Araneta Street in Bacolod City yesterday to mark the 32nd anniversary of his death.
His assassination on his return to the Philippines from exile in the United States on August 21, 1983 fuelled the People Power Revolution that led to the ouster of then President Ferdinand Marcos.
The small group of KOMPRe members braved the rain to lay flowers before his statue to commemorate his sacrifice and work for the country, Mardi Mapa-Suplido, its national secretary general, said.
The group prayed for Aquino and sang Bayan Ko before dispersing as the rains poured.
Suplido said KOMPRe is a coalition of about 600 civil society organizations.
KOMPRe is supporting the presidential bid of Interior Secretary Mar Roxas who was endorsed by President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino, because they believe he will advance and protect the gains of the country, she said.*CPG
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