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…

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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