Ninoy Aquino

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By Janvic Mateo The Philippine Star March 13, 2013 MANILA, Philippines – Former senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. had promised Malaysia in 1983 that the Philippines would drop its claim over Sabah in exchange for its support in the move to oust strongman Ferdinand Marcos, a former foreign affairs official revealed yesterday. Hermes Dorado, former national territory division head of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Read More …

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ON DISTANT SHORE By Val G. Abelgas The Supreme Court has an uncanny way of commemorating the 28th anniversary of the People’s Power Revolution. On a day when the whole nation was celebrating the restoration of freedom in the country with the downfall of strongman Ferdinand Marcos following four days of massive protests on EDSA in February 1986, twelve justices of the Supreme Court opted Read More …

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz On September 21, 1972, then President Ferdinand E. Marcos declared a craftily designed – nay, conjured — martial law; thus began an authoritarian regime that lasted 14 years until it ended in an attempted coup d’etat that morphed into a successful “people power” revolution. Another coup d’etat that was promoted as a “people power” revolution ousted then President Joseph “Erap” Estrada Read More …

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No Limitation  By Ted Laguatan  All Filipinos are slaves including the well to do. We are slaves to the all-pervading institutionalized corruption in the Philippine government that permeates all facets of our lives. Even Filipinos working and living abroad are slaves. They bear the burden and shame of coming from a country with a reputation of being poor, weak and corrupt. And like the hard Read More …

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GLIMPSES By Jose Ma. Montelibano The big mistake is to be awed by the numbers of the million people march. It did not hit one million, maybe not even one half. It is a bigger mistake to not to be awed by the event last Monday because it deserves all the credit it claims. Having several hundreds of thousands in the Luneta when there was Read More …

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By CESAR D. CANDARI, MD’61, FCAP EMERITUS Henderson, Nevada August 21, 1983 was a date in our Philippine history that must not be forgotten. Who else but a well-known individual ordered the assassination of Senator Benigno S. Aquino Jr. , albeit to the present time not prosecuted? Ninoy died for our country. Murder charges against 25 military personnel and one civilian was initiated but the Read More …

The death of Ninoy Aquino. 8/21/1983. Photo courtesy of Franco Rodrigo Sevilla.

By George M. Hizon The late great writer Nick Joaquin once said “character is destiny”. If character is destiny, might it also be possible to say that Ninoy Aquino’s fate was his heroic death? Benigno Servillano “Ninoy” Aquino was born on November 27, 1932 to a prominent family in Concepcion, Tarlac. His father was the former Speaker Benigno Aquino Sr. and his mother, Dona Aurora Read More …

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By Erick San Juan August 19, 2003 when the Senate unanimously decided to make former Senator Ninoy Aquino as one of the country’s national heroes based on the bill authored by then Senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr. And was passed into law through an Executive Order signed by President Gloria Arroyo in November 27, 2003. That is why August 21, Ninoy’s death anniversary is the one Read More …

Ninoy Aquino in the 'death' plane moments before he was assassinated.

PerryScope By Perry Diaz Lately, there have been talks of the “legacy” of the Aquino family: Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., Corazon “Cory” Aquino, and their son Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III. People loved Ninoy for saying, “The Filipino is worth dying for.” As it turned out, it was a self-fulfilling prophecy: he was assassinated as he stepped down from the airplane that brought him back home Read More …

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“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” MELODY BEATTIE By Alex P. Vidal The person responsible for the rise of the Aquinos in national politics was the late former Senator Rodolfo “Roding” Ganzon, who had also served as Iloilo second district congressman and Iloilo City mayor. It was the late former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr., Read More …