Benigno Aquino, Jr.

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Benigno Aquino, Jr.
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"Ninoy Aquino" and "Sen. Ninoy Aquino" redirect here. For other uses, see Ninoy Aquino (disambiguation). Not to be confused with Benigno Aquino III.
Benigno S. Aquino, Jr.
Senator of the Philippines
In office
December 30, 1967 – September 23, 1972[1]
Presidential Adviser on Defense Affairs
In office
Governor of Tarlac
In office
February 17, 1961 – December 30, 1967
Vice Governor of Tarlac
In office
December 30, 1959 – December 30, 1961
Mayor of Concepcion, Tarlac
In office
December 30, 1955 – December 30, 1959
Personal details
BornNovember 27, 1932
Concepcion, Tarlac, Philippines
DiedAugust 21, 1983 (aged 50)
Manila International Airport, Parañaque, Metro Manila, Philippines Resting placeManila Memorial Park, Parañaque, Metro Manila, Philippines NationalityFilipino
Political partyLiberal (1959–1983)
LABAN (1978–1983)
Other political
affiliationsNacionalista Party (1955–1959)
Spouse(s)Corazon C. Aquino
ChildrenMa. Elena Aquino-Cruz
Aurora Corazon Aquino-Abellada
Benigno S. Aquino III
Victoria Elisa Aquino-Dee
Kristina Bernadette Aquino
ResidenceTimes Street, Quezon City
Alma materUniversity of the Philippines
Ateneo de Manila University
San Beda College High School
St. Joseph's College, Quezon City
ReligionRoman Catholicism
Benigno Simeon "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr.[2][3][4][5] (November 27, 1932 – August 21, 1983), was a Filipino Senator and a former Governor of Tarlac. Aquino, together with Gerry Roxas and Jovito Salonga, formed the leadership of the opposition to the government of President Ferdinand Marcos. Shortly after the imposition of Martial Law, he was arrested in 1973 along with other dissidents and incarcerated for seven years. Aquino was permitted to travel to the United States for medical treatment following a heart attack. He was assassinated at the Manila International Airport in 1983 upon returning from his self-imposed exile. His death catapulted his widow, Corazon Aquino, into the political limelight, and prompted her to run for President as member of the UNIDO party in the 1986 snap elections. Among other public structures, Manila International Airport has since been renamed Ninoy Aquino International Airport in his honour, and the anniversary of his death is a national holiday. Contents [hide]

1 Early life and career
2 Political career
3 Martial law, hunger strike
4 1978 elections, bypass surgery, exile
5 Planning return
6 Assassination
7 Funeral
8 Legacy
9 Personal life
9.1 Ancestry
10 References
11 External links
Early life and career[edit source | editbeta]

Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. was born in Concepcion, Tarlac, to a prosperous family of hacenderos (landlords), original owners of Hacienda Tinang, Hacienda Lawang and Hacienda Murcia.[6] His grandfather, Servillano Aquino, was a general in the revolutionary army of Emilio Aguinaldo.[7] His father, Benigno S. Aquino, Sr. (1894–1947) was the Speaker of the House of Representatives during 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.[citation needed] Aquino was educated in different prominent schools— He finished his grades school at St. Joseph's College of QC and high school at San Beda College. Aquino took his tertiary education at the Ateneo de Manila to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree, but he interrupted his studies.[8] According to one of his biographies, he considered himself to be an average student; his grade was not in the line of 90s nor did it fall into the 70s. At age...

References: Aurora Corazon Aquino-Abellada (Pinky, born December 27, 1957), married to Manuel Abellada, son Miguel Abellada, daughter Nina Abellada
Benigno Simeon Aquino III (Noynoy, born February 8, 1960), the 15th and current President of the Philippines
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