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Inez Ponce de leon - @inquirerdotnet 09/21/2022

A few months ago, before the elections, my doctor and I were discussing my column. He wondered where the vividness of my descriptions of martial law came from; I was too young then, he said. I was…

Filipinos’ historical milestones

Mahar Mangahas - @inquirerdotnet 08/27/2022

Last Monday, Aug. 21, SWS communications man Leo Laroza searched our website using the phrase “Ninoy Aquino.” He found two survey reports—one in 1999 on the importance of a number of 20th-century events, and another in 2011…

PNP takes down social media posts that red-tagged Ninoy Aquino

Zacarian Sarao 08/22/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Sunday took down social media posts that linked the late former senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. to the communist New People’s Army (NPA), as it also vowed to…

Courage is a verb

Ed Garcia - @inquirerdotnet 09/12/2021

When dread descended upon our land as martial law was declared one September night nearly half a century ago, it unleashed harsh retribution on those who dared dissent or who raised their voices against the Marcos dictatorship.…

VP Robredo: Ninoy’s sacrifice changed course of PH history

John Eric Mendoza - @inquirerdotnet 08/21/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo on Saturday said Filipinos should honor the sacrifice of slain former senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. “that changed the course of our history” as the country marks his 38th death…

Remembering Ninoy Aquino

Dianne Zarina G. Savillo 08/21/2021

On August 21, 1983, former senator Benigno Simeon “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., who is a known champion of democracy and freedom, was assassinated shortly after his plane landed at the airport in Manila that is now known as…

Ninoy’s letter to Noynoy

Segundo Eclar Romero - @inquirerdotnet 06/25/2021

Son, the ball is now in your hands. This is the last line in the letter of Ninoy Aquino, 41, to his only son, Noynoy Aquino. The boy was only 13 years old when his father, jailed…

Edilberto Evangelista: 1897 would-be president?

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 06/09/2021

While history records the tragic deaths of Ninoy Aquino (1983) and Antonio Luna (1899), it seems that we as a people are far from closure. While their assassins have been identified, the person(s) who actually ordered the…

Remembering Ninoy: Cebu City politicians share memories, thoughts about Aquino

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/21/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu City Councilor Antonio “Tony” Cuenco was at the Manila International Airport on the day that Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino III was assassinated on August 21, 1983. There was a commotion at the airport and…

Duterte: Be like Ninoy; Serve with honor, integrity, purpose

08/21/2019

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said the sacrifices of  former senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. continue to ignite the spirit of heroism among Filipinos as the nation commemorates his 36th death anniversary. In his…

Who is a hero?

12/06/2016

Who is a hero? The notion and the question are as old as oral history. Greek mythology is rife with heroic gods and goddesses. The word “hero” is in fact derived from the Greek word “heros,” which…

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Sofia Aliño Logarta 08/24/2016

What will I share with my students about Ninoy? Early in his life, Ninoy struggled and won over his fears. At the age of 17, he dared to cover the Korean War for the Manila Times. For…

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