Benigno Aquino, Jr.

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Benigno KH. Aquino, Jr.
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Senator of the Philippines
In office
December 30, 1967 – September 23, 1972[1]
Presidential Adviser on Defense Affairs
In office
1949–1954
Governor of Tarlac
In office
December 30, 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
Born November 27, 1932
Concepcion, Tarlac, Philippines
Died August 21, 1983(1983-08-21) (aged 50)
Manila International Airport, Parañaque, Metro Manila, Philippines
Resting place Manila Memorial Park, Parañaque, Metro Manila, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Political party Liberal (1959–1983)
LABAN (1978–1983)
Other political
affiliations
Nacionalista Party (1955–1959)
Spouse(s) Corazon C. Aquino
Children Ma. Elena Aquino-Cruz
Aurora Corazon Aquino-Abellada
Benigno S. Aquino III
Victoria Elisa Aquino-Dee
Kristina Bernadette Aquino
Residence Times Street, Quezon City
Alma mater University of the Philippines
Ateneo de Manila University
San Beda College High School (Class of 1948)
St. Joseph's College, Quezon City
Occupation Politician
Profession Journalist
Religion Roman Catholicism[source?]

Benigno Kheng Hon "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr.[2][3][4][5] was a Filipino senator and a former Governor of Tarlac. He was born on November 27, 1932 and died on August 21, 1983 at the age of 50.

Aquino, Gerry Roxas and Jovito Salonga formed the leadership of the opposition to the government of President Ferdinand Marcos. Shortly after that, he was arrested in 1973 for seven years. Aquino was allowed to travel to the United States for medical treatment following a heart attack. He was killed at the Manila International Airport in 1983 upon returning from his self-imposed exile.

Aquino's death caused his widow, Corazon Aquino, to run for President in 1986. She became the 11th President of the Philippines. His son, Benigno Aquino III, became president in 2010.

References[change | change source]

  1. Original Term until December 30, 1973 cut short pursuant to the Declaration of Martial Law on September 23, 1972.
  2. Leonard, Thomas M. (2006). Encyclopedia of the developing world, Volume 1.
  3. Lentz, Harris M. (1988). Assassinations and executions: an encyclopedia of political violence, 1865–1986.
  4. "Benigno Kheng Hon Aquino, Jr.". Encyclopædia Britannica.
  5. Jessup, John E. (1998). An encyclopedic dictionary of conflict and conflict resolution, 1945–1996.