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Foundation Takes House As Memorial

June 10, 1985

NEWTON, Mass. (AP) _ The house where slain Phillipine opposition leader Benigno S. Aquino Jr. and his family lived from 1980 until he returned in 1983 to Manila, where he was assassinated, will become a museum, officials say.

Maur Lichuaco, Aquino’s sister, cut a ribbon Sunday to mark ownership of the house by the Benigno S. Aquino Memorial Foundation, said Steven Agular, the foundation’s president.

The group hopes to turn the home into a museum to house memorabilia of the slain politician and into a library of the Phillipines, Agular said. The foundation bought the house for $200,000 from Aquino’s estate, he said.

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