There has never been a rivalry in the history of Philippine politics as intense as the one between President Ferdinand Marcos and Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. They were both brilliant, articulate, and charismatic. One wanted to rule for life; the other wanted to take his place. In a different time, both could have been the best of friends. But in the rough and tumble, often violent world of Philippine politics, they could be nothing but the worst of enemies.