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'Noynoy' Aquino's death a chance to rekindle Philippine democracy

Next year's elections an opportunity to resist authoritarian government

| Philippines
Supporters light candles as they offer prayers for former Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on June 25: the yellow ribbon was a mournful reminder of what we are now missing.   © AP

Criselda Yabes is a journalist based in the Philippines. She is author of "The Battle of Marawi," her 10th book, which was published last year.

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