Benigno Aquino Jr. Politician

Benigno Simeon "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr. (November 27, 1932 – August 21, 1983) was a Filipino Senator (1967–1972) and a former Governor of Tarlac. Aquino, together with Gerry Roxas and Jovito Salonga, formed the leadership of the opposition to the government of President Ferdinand Marcos. Shortly after the imposition of martial law, he was arrested in 1972 along with other dissidents and incarcerated for seven years. In 1980 Aquino was permitted to travel to the United States for medical treatment following a heart attack. He was assassinated at the Manila International Airport in 1983 upon returning from his self-imposed exile. His death catapulted his widow, Corazon Aquino, into the political limelight, and prompted her to run for President as member of the UNIDO party in the 1986 snap elections.Among other public structures, Manila International Airport has since been renamed Ninoy Aquino International Airport in his honour, and the anniversary of his death is a national holiday.

Personal facts

Benigno Aquino Jr.
Birth dateNovember 27, 1932
Birth place
Tarlac , Concepcion Tarlac
Roman Catholicism in the Philippines
Date of deathAugust 21, 1983
Place of death
Ninoy Aquino International Airport , Parañaque , Metro Manila , Pasay
Quezon City
Resting place
Parañaque , Metro Manila , Manila Memorial Park
Ateneo de Manila University
Saint Joseph's College of Quezon City
San Beda College
University of the Philippines