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11.27.2005

Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr.



Benigno Aquino Jr.
AKA Benigno Simeón Aquino, Jr.

  • 1st Filipino youngest vice-governor (1961)
  • 1st Filipino youngest elected senator (1967)

QUOTE
"I was able to talk with God and that gave me the strength and the spirit to fight for the Filipino people, to forget my political ambition, but to pursue a mission – to unify the people and attain their quest for progress and democracy."


ALIAS
"Ninoy"
"Wonder Boy" (of Philippine politics)
"Marcial Bonifacio"


DATE OF BIRTH
November 27, 1932

BIRTHPLACE
Concepcion, Tarlac, Philippines


FATHER: Benigno Aquino, Sr.
MOTHER: Aurora


WIFE: Corazon "Cory" Cojuangco
CHILDREN: Ma. Elena, Aurora Corazon, Benigno III (Noynoy), Victoria Elisa, and Kristina Bernadette (Kris)


YEAR OF DEATH
August 21, 1983


USEFUL LINKS

The Ninoy Aquino Scrapbook
Where Aquino forgot his political ambition
The Martyr: Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino
Wikipedia Article on Benigno Aquino, Jr.

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  • ...that Joy Rojas was the first Filipina to run across 3,107 miles across the United States?
  • ...that boxing champion Manny Pacquiao was the first Filipino sports billionaire?
  • ...that José Rizal was given the label 'First Filipino' by Leon Ma. Guerrero, the first Filipino Ambassador to Germany?

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