Benigno Aquino Jr.
Benigno Simeon Aquino Jr.
|Senator of the Philippines|
December 30, 1967 – September 23, 1972
|Presidential Adviser on Defense Affairs|
|Governor of Tarlac|
February 17, 1961 – December 30, 1967
|Vice Governor of Tarlac|
December 30, 1959 – February 15, 1961
|Mayor of Concepcion, Tarlac|
December 30, 1955 – December 30, 1959
Benigno Simeon Aquino Jr.
November 27, 1932
Concepcion, Tarlac, Philippine Islands
|Died||August 21, 1983 (aged 50)|
|Cause of death||Assassination (gunshot wound to the head)|
|Resting place||Manila Memorial Park, Sucat Road, Sucat, Parañaque, Metro Manila, Philippines|
|Political party||Liberal (1959–1983)|
|Nacionalista Party (1955–1959)|
Corazon Cojuangco (m. 1954)
|Relations||See Aquino family|
|Children||5 (incl. Benigno III and Kris)|
|Residence||Times Street, Quezon City|
|Alma mater||University of the Philippines Diliman|
Ateneo de Manila University
Benigno Simeon "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr. was a Filipino senator and a former Governor of Tarlac.
Life[change | change source]
Benigno Simeon Aquino, Jr. was born on November 27, 1932 to Benigno Aquino, Sr..
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.
Death[change | change source]
Aquino was shot to death at the Manila International Airport in 1983 upon returning from his self-imposed exile because of the Martial Law of Ferdinand Marcos.
Legacy[change | change source]
His death caused his widow, Corazon Aquino, to run for President in 1986, resulting overthrow of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos. She is the first female president to hold the office and the 11th President of the Philippines.
In 1987, Manila International Airport (MIA) was renamed to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) through Republic Act No. 6639 which was enacted without executive approval on November 27, 1987.
Their only son, Benigno Aquino III, became president in 2010 to 2016.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Original Term until December 30, 1973 cut short pursuant to the Declaration of Martial Law on September 23, 1972.
- ↑ Leonard, Thomas M. (2006). Encyclopedia of the developing world, Volume 1.
- ↑ Lentz, Harris M. (1988). Assassinations and executions: an encyclopedia of political violence, 1865–1986.
- ↑ "Benigno Simeon Aquino, Jr.". Encyclopædia Britannica.
- ↑ Jessup, John E. (1998). An encyclopedic dictionary of conflict and conflict resolution, 1945–1996.