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Who is Ninoy Aquino?...some revealing notes about the guy who gave Marcos a headache

Who is Ninoy Aquino?

…some revealing notes about the guy

who gave Marcos a headache

Apolinario Villalobos

For political observers, Benigno Simeon Aquino, Jr. was the impediment that stood in the way of Ferdinand Marcos in the latter’s quest for ultimate power which he eventually got, when he declared Martial Law. 1,063 more words

Apolinario Villalobos

August 21, 1983

“I have weighed all the virtues and faults of the Filipinos, and I have come to the conclusion that the Filipino is worth dying for.” — Benigno Aquino Jr ( 224 more words


Palace: ‘Ninoy Aquino Day’ reaffirms Filipinos' duty to strengthen democracy

The commemoration of former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr.’s 32nd death anniversary on August 21 reaffirms every Filipino’s responsibility to help achieve a freer society and national development, Malacañang said. 181 more words

Nation Stories

Ninoy for our times

One of the things I have learned while working at a multinational company is that the Philippines have so many holidays compared to other countries. Aside from the regular holidays, such as New Year’s Day and Christmas, the national government has made it a tradition to declare special non-working holidays for all kinds of events. 1,147 more words

Society And Reflections


QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – There appears to be an organized conspiracy to keep the name “Aquino” forever instilled in the minds of Filipinos. 345 more words

The Media

Column: Why Ninoy?

Published on November 25, 2014.

Let me begin with a basic question: Is Ninoy Aquino a role model of good governance? Millions of Filipinos see him as a modern-day martyr and (as a 2011 Social Weather Stations survey reminded us) a genuine hero. 824 more words

Readings In Politics

Column: One real legacy of Edsa

Published on March 4, 2014.

For lack of space, an article prepared by Inquirer Research on the so-called myths of Edsa 1986, as seen by political scientists, did not see print last week. 904 more words

Readings In Politics