Benigno Aquino, Jr.

Politician
Benigno Simeon "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr. (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 Marcos regime in the years leading to the imposition of martial law in the Philippines. In 1973 he was arrested and incarcerated for 7 years, but was allowed to depart for the United States to seek medical treatment after he suffered a heart attack in 1980. He was assassinated at the Manila International Airport upon returning home from exile in the United States in 1983. His death catapulted his widow, Corazon Aquino, into the limelight, and prompted her to run for President as a member of the UNIDO party in the 1986 elections. Manila International Airport has been renamed Ninoy Aquino International Airport in his honor, and the anniversary of his death is a national holiday in the Philippines, Ninoy Aquino Day.

Personal facts

Given name
Benigno Jr.
Family name
Aquino
Birth date
1932-11-27
Birth place
Concepcion, Tarlac
Occupation
Politician
Profession
Journalist
Children
Aurora Corazon Aquino-Abellada Ma. Elena Aquino-Cruz Victoria Elisa Aquino-Dee Benigno Aquino III Kris Aquino
Residence
Times Street, Quezon City
Death date
1983-08-21
Place of death
Manila International Airport, Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines
Depiction
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Politics facts

Office positions
Governor of Tarlac Mayor of Concepcion, Tarlac Presidential Adviser on Defense Affairs Vice Governor of Tarlac Senate of the Philippines
Political parties
LABAN Liberal Party (Philippines)

Education facts

Alma mater
San Beda College High School St. Joseph's College, Quezon City Ateneo de Manila University University of the Philippines

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