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How the Killing of Ninoy Aquino Almost Scuttled 7-Eleven PH Shortly After the Company's Birth

Co-founder Vicente Paterno recalls how the incorporators almost gave up as economy began to free-fall

Go to any city in the Philippines and chances are you’ll find more than one 7-Eleven branch in the vicinity. With its brightly lit stores that are open 24 hours, the brand is now a name familiar to most Filipino consumers.But unknown ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | August 21, 2018 08:00:00
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This Was How Bad the Economy Got After Aquino Was Killed on Aug. 21, 1983

The cold-blooded murder turned the regime’s economic ills into a full-blown crisis

In most retellings of the assassination of Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr. on August 21, 1983, which is being commemorated today, the cold-blooded killing is often credited for sparking widespread outrage among ordinary citizens previously cowed by over a decade of martial rule. ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | August 21, 2017 09:00:00