Life of Ninoy Aquino

Topics: Ferdinand Marcos, Benigno Aquino, Jr., Philippines Pages: 13 (4407 words) Published: December 12, 2012
The Life of Ninoy Aquino

Alyssa Marie C. Narvadez
Rizza L. Macabinguil

English 1023
Prof. Ian Kent Guiritan
December 12, 2012

Topic Outline
Thesis Statement: Benigno ‘Ninoy’ Aquino, Jr. is one of the most influential people in the Philippines even until the present because of his heroism.
I. Introduction
II. Early Life
A. His life
B. His family
III. Political Career
A. Significant event during his time
B. Contribution to the government
IV. Imprisonment
A. Reason why he was imprisoned
B. Even happened to him while he was imprisoned
V. Death
VI. His influence even up to the present
VII. Conclusion
VIII. Recommendation


Benigno ‘Ninoy’ Aquino Jr. is a truly great man, a man of his own words. When we talk about Ninoy we remember his heroism, his sacrifice and his enduring legacy – the unfettered enjoyment of our nights as freedom – loving citizen of a self – respecting republic under a democratic order.

This research paper talks about the life of Benigno ‘Ninoy’ Aquino, his heroism, his political careers, the significant even during his time, his contribution to the government, his imprisonment, why he is imprisoned, his death, and even his influence up to the present.

Many people, particularly in this generation, don’t know what are the things he contributed, that’s why the researchers did these research paper for the people in today’s generation may be informed everything about Benigno “Ninoy “ Aquino Jr.

Early Life
Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino was born in Concepcion, Tarlac, to Benigno S. Aquino Sr. and Doña Aurora A. Aquino on November 27, 1932. His father, Benigno S. Aquino, Sr. (1894–1947) was the vice-president of the World War II Japanese collaborationist government of José P. Laurel. His father was one of two politicians representing Tarlac during his lifetime. The other was Jose Cojuangco, father of his future wife. His mother, Doña Aurora Aquino-Aquino, was also his father's third cousin. His father died while Ninoy was in his teens prior to coming to trial on treason charges resulting from his collaboration with the Japanese during the occupation. “Ninoy” finished high school at San Beda College and took up Bachelor of Arts at Ateneo de Manila University, but stopped when, at age 17, he became the nation’s youngest war correspondent covering the Korean War. At age 18, he was awarded the Philippine Legion of Honor by President Elpidio R. Quirino for his journalistic feats. At 21, he was named a close adviser to then Defense Secretary Ramon F. Magsaysay. He took up law at the University of the Philippines but again interrupted his studies to pursue his journalistic career.In 1954, when he was 21; Ninoy Aquino began to study law at the University of the Philippines. There, he belonged to the same branch of the Upsilon Sigma Phi fraternity as his future political opponent, Ferdinand Marcos. In 1954, he was appointed by President Magsaysay as personal emissary to Huk leader Luis Taruc who later surrendered. He became Mayor of Concepcion, Tarlac, in 1955 at the age of 22, was elected Vice Governor of Tarlac at 27, then Governor at 29. He was elected Senator at 34 and became a staunch leader of the opposition.

Benigno Simeon Aquino, Jr., nicknamed "Ninoy," was born into a wealthy landowning family in Conception, Tarlac, Philippines on November 27, 1932. His grandfather, Servillano Aquino y Aguilar, had been a general in the anti-colonial Philippine Revolution (1896-1898) and Philippine-American War (1898-1902). Grandfather Servillano was exiled to Hong Kong by the Spanish in 1897, along with Emilio Aguinaldo and his revolutionary government. Benigno Aquino Sr., aka "Igno," was a long-time Filipino politician. During the Second World War, he served as Speaker of the National Assembly in the Japanese-controlled government. Following the expulsion of the Japanese, the U.S. jailed Igno in Japan, extradited him to the...
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