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…

Laban

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…

Ninoy’s legacy: the downfall of a dictatorship

Izobelle T. Pulgo 08/21/2016

IT is especially important now to remember the legacy of Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. as the country commemorates his 33rd death anniversary. Human rights lawyer Democrito Barcenas emphasized that Aquino had become the symbol of the downfall…

Farewell, Tito Nap

Ricky Poca 01/11/2016

It’s a sad time for the Rama family. Last Sunday afternoon, Napoleon G. Rama passed away in Manila in a private hospital due to an illness. Tito Nap was 93 years old and is survived by his…

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