Aquino was the most prominent of the opposition leaders against Marcos’s rule; a decade of martial law ended only recently. The opposition movement ranges from the radical Maoists of the New People’s Army and the Libyan-armed Muslim autonomy rebels in the Philippines’ southern islands, to the Jesuit order and Cardinal Jaimie Sin, to right-wing plantation-owning families.
August 1980: Ninoy Aquino Threatened Pres. Ferdinand Marcos with new terrorist action against his government, to “bring President Marcos to his knees.”
The Executive Intelligence Review, Volume 7, Number 33, August 26, 1980, in its section for International Intelligence published a report entitled, Terrorists target President Marcos.
This transcript was taken from taped telephone conversation two days before Ninoy left the United States on the way to the Philippines, with his close friend, the late Steve Psinakis (the husband of Presentacion Lopez, the only daughter of the "Don" Eugenio Lopez, Sr.) who taped it.