He then graduated at the high school department of San Beda College.
See Article History Alternative Titles: He was the son of Corazon Aquinowho served as president of the Philippines —92and political leader Benigno Simeon Aquino, Jr.
The elder Benigno, an opposition figure to Pres. Ferdinand Marcos who was imprisoned when the younger Benigno was a child, was released and allowed to go to the United States in His father returned to the Philippines in intending to challenge Marcos for the presidency but was assassinated immediately on arrival.
The family nevertheless returned to the country soon afterward, and there the young Aquino worked for companies including Philippine Business for Social Progress and Nike Philippines.
Aquino left the company in to work for another family-owned business, a sugar refinery. Finally, inhe made the move to politics as a member of the Liberal Party, serving the constitutional maximum of three consecutive terms as a representative of the 2nd district of Tarlac province.
During this time he also served as deputy speaker of the House of Representatives —06but he resigned from the post in advance of joining other Liberal Party leaders in making a call for the resignation of Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo —10who was accused of corrupt dealings including the rigging of the presidential election.
From Aquino served as vice-chairman of the Liberal Party, and inat the end of his final term in the House of Representatives, he made a successful bid for a Senate seat. In September Aquino announced his candidacy in the presidential race.
Though his opponents for the presidency included such seasoned politicians as Joseph Estradawho had previously served as president of the Philippines —Aquino was considered the front-runner from the time that he entered the race.
In the elections held on May 10, Aquino won the presidency by a wide margin. The deal promised a significant amount of autonomy to a Muslim-majority region of southern Mindinao and seemingly concluded four decades of deadly conflict.
The Philippines sought a judgment from the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague to clarify the ownership of a reef that was claimed by China despite the fact that it lay within Philippine territorial waters.
Roxas, the grandson of Pres. Manuel Roxasrepresented the mainstream political establishment at a time when voters were clearly frustrated with the status quo, and he finished a distant second to inflammatory populist Rodrigo Duterte.
Duterte succeeded Aquino as president on June 30, Benigno Aquino, Jr.: Benigno Aquino, Jr., the chief opposition leader during the era of martial law in the Philippines (–81) under Pres.
Ferdinand E. Marcos. Aquino’s assassination in galvanized popular opposition to the Marcos government and brought his widow, Corazon Aquino, to . Philippine Political Leader. He was a leading opposition opponent in the Philippines during the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos.
When martial law was declared in , Benigno Aquino Jr. was imprisoned on subversion charges and . Aug 21, · Aquino may refer to: Aquino, Italy, a small town in Frosinone, Italy Aquino (surname), including a list of people Aquino family, powerful family in the Philippines Aquino, book about Benigno Aquino, Jr.
and Corazon Aquino by author Mel White Look up Aquino in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino was born on November 27, , in Tarlac Province, on the island of Luzon, to a prominent family.
He was the grandson of a general and the son of a Philippine senator who was also a wealthy benjaminpohle.com: Aug 21, The late senator Benigno 'Ninoy' Aquino Jr was regarded as the staunchest opponent of the Marcos dictatorship.
Photo from the Presidential Museum and Library Flickr account. Benigno Aquino III, in full Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III, also called Noynoy, (born February 8, , Manila, Philippines), Filipino politician who served as president of the Philippines (–16) and was the scion of a famed political family.