Benigno Aquino Jr. - updates

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Robredo hits 'ill-timed' proposal to rename NAIA: 'We're in the middle of a pandemic'

Jun 26, 2020 - 11:24 AM

(UPDATED) 'Alam naman natin why it was named Ninoy Aquino International Airport. So 'yung tanong: Where is our sense of history?' asks Vice President Leni Robredo

PANDEMIC. A face mask-wearing Vice President Leni Robredo visits the partners, volunteers, and drivers of her office's free shuttle service for frontliners on April 14, 2020. File photo by Jay Ganzon/OVP

Robredo to Filipinos: Honor all freedom fighters on Ninoy Aquino Day

Aug 21, 2019 - 11:18 AM

'Many talk about being willing to die for our country. Ninoy was one of the courageous few who actually did,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

HONORING HEROES. Yellow ribbons are tied at the base of the People Power Monument along EDSA on the commemoration of the 35th death anniversary of the late senator Ninoy Aquino. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

HOAX: ‘Ninoy, Cory, and Noynoy’ book ‘pulled out’ due to low sales

Dec 10, 2018 - 11:07 AM

'We hope people will not politicize a children’s book,' says an associate publisher from Summit Books

HOAX: Teddyboy Locsin ‘forced to falsify’ report on Jabidah Massacre upon Ninoy’s order

Nov 16, 2018 - 12:41 PM

The massacre is well-documented. Locsin himself tweeted in 2016 that it was authorized by an officer in the defunct Philippine Constabulary.

HOAX: ‘Ninoy Aquino died a Malaysian citizen’

Aug 22, 2018 - 12:51 PM

Ninoy did have two passports, a real and a fake one, when he returned to the Philippines in 1983. Based on several accounts of his final days, there was no Malaysian passport.

FULL TEXT: Noynoy Aquino's message on Ninoy's 35th death anniversary

Aug 22, 2018 - 10:19 AM

Read former president Benigno Aquino III's speech during the 35th death anniversary of his father, the late senator Ninoy Aquino, who was assassinated in 1983

President Benigno Aquino III leads a Transformation for National transformation Mass at Santo Domingo Church in Quezon City. August 21, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Imee to Marcos family critics: 'Move on' from Martial Law

Aug 22, 2018 - 7:55 AM

'The conflict between the Marcoses and Aquinos happened a long time ago. We don't need to keep hating people for a very long time,' says Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos

MOVE ON? Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos flashes the V sign made popular by her father and former president Ferdinand Marcos on November 9, 2016, when the Supreme Court allowed a hero's burial for him. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

What if Ninoy Aquino met Leila de Lima? Noynoy jokes about their chat

Aug 21, 2018 - 10:59 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III imagines a conversation between his father and Senator Leila de Lima, both of whom were jailed by sitting presidents

ICON. Benigno 'Ninoy' Aquino Jr was regarded as the staunchest opponent of the dictatorship of then-president Ferdinand Marcos. Photo from the Presidential Museum and Library Flickr account

Kris Aquino posts tribute to dad on Ninoy Aquino Day

Aug 21, 2018 - 4:12 PM

The actress honors the 35th anniversary of her father's death

TRIBUTE. Kris shares a photo of her and her father, Ninoy Aquino, on his death anniversary. Screenshot from

Robredo: 'Find courage to claim freedoms Ninoy died for'

Aug 21, 2018 - 3:22 PM

'Ultimately, Filipinos will always find the courage to choose, and fight for, what is right,' says Vice President Leni Robredo, as she ponders on the legacy of former senator Ninoy Aquino on his 35th death anniversary

ICON. Benigno 'Ninoy' Aquino Jr was regarded as the staunchest opponent of the dictatorship of then-president Ferdinand Marcos. Photo from the Presidential Museum and Library Flickr account

Duterte calls on gov't officials, citizens to emulate Ninoy Aquino

Aug 21, 2018 - 7:40 AM

On Ninoy Aquino Day, President Rodrigo Duterte reminds the country of the late senator's courage and 'profound love of country'

PATRIOT, HERO. August 21 is a day when Filipinos are asked to remember the life and death of Ninoy Aquino. File photo from Wikipedia

Duterte on West PH Sea, Kris vs Mocha, women driving in Saudi | Evening wRap

Jun 06, 2018 - 8:41 PM

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No apology in Mocha Uson's response to Kris Aquino

Jun 06, 2018 - 5:03 PM

(UPDATED) 'I decline to apologize for the truth,' says Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson in response to the 'Queen of All Media'

Here's Kris Aquino's message to Bong Go on Mocha Uson

Jun 06, 2018 - 3:22 PM

The message from the influential celebrity prompts President Rodrigo Duterte to instruct his presidential aide to issue an apology

Mocha Uson to apologize to Kris Aquino, says Bong Go

Jun 06, 2018 - 2:47 PM

'Actually, ang sabi ni Mocha sa akin, ang purpose ng kanyang pag-upload is pinapakita niya na both leaders...are well-loved,' says Special Assistant to the President Bong Go

APOLOGY. Palace Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson is expected to apologize to Kris Aquino over a social media post the government official made about the late Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WATCH: 'I'm ready for you. I don't know if you're ready for me' – Kris Aquino to Mocha Uson

Jun 06, 2018 - 1:11 AM

'This is about a woman who never knew [Cory and Ninoy]…but who continues to besmirch their name,' says Kris of Mocha

DEFENDING FAMILY. Kris Aquino goes live on Facebook – while vacationing in Japan – to defend her late mother and father. Screenshot from Kris Aquino's Facebook page

Kris Aquino to Mocha Uson: You've crossed the line

Jun 05, 2018 - 6:30 PM

(UPDATED) The 'Queen of All Media' lashes out against the entertainer-turned-government-official

Aquino condemns Kian delos Santos killing, calls for swift justice

Aug 21, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III says he sees his paternal grandmother in Kian delos Santos mother both of whom lost sons in killings

Supporter offers a flower at the tomb of ex-Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr. at the Manila Memorial Park in Sucat, Paranaque on Monday, August 21, 2017. The late senator was assassinated on August 21, 1983 at the tarmac of the Manila International Airport which has been renamed after him. (LITO BORAS/RAPPLER.COM)

Aquino to Duterte: Reflect on your message about Ninoy

Aug 21, 2017 - 2:50 PM

Kami y nagpapasalamat sa magandang sinabi sa aking ama Siguro pakiusap ko lang baka puwedeng paminsan minsan babasahin po niya ulit ito says former president Benigno Aquino III

Former President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III and his sisters is joined by supporters during the observance of the 34th death anniversary of Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino at the Manila Memorial Park in Parañaque City on August 21, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte urges Filipinos to reflect on lessons from Ninoy Aquino

Aug 20, 2017 - 6:05 PM

August 21 2017 marks 34 years since the assassination of former senator Benigno Ninoy Aquino Jr

Araw ng Pagbasa: Like Ninoy Aquino, find hope in reading

Nov 24, 2016 - 4:04 PM

On Friday November 25 there will be simultaneous reading sessions across the country – the culminating activity to the 2016 National Reading Month

Aquino: Martial Law not just between my family, Marcoses

Nov 06, 2016 - 7:55 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III joins a prayer rally and concert organized by those protesting a hero s burial for Ferdinand Marcos

Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

LOOK BACK: The Aquino assassination

Aug 20, 2016 - 11:45 PM

Rappler revisits the events surrounding the assassination of Benigno 'Ninoy' Aquino Jr

Aquino: There's no place like home

Jun 30, 2016 - 3:34 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III returns to his roots after 6 years

Former President Benigno Aquino lll welcome by neighborhood during his returm home at 25 Times St. in Quezon City on Thursday. Photo by: JOEL LIPORADA

Political comeback after Palace? Only when I'm needed – Aquino

Jun 08, 2016 - 6:35 PM

President Benigno Aquino III looks forward to recharging himself in Tarlac after June 30

QUIET LIFE VS POLITICAL COMEBACK? President Benigno Aquino III discusses his plans after stepping down from the presidency in a Rappler interview at the Music Room of Malacanang Palace in Manila on June 7, 2016

#EDSA30: Remembering Alpha and Delta

Feb 25, 2016 - 9:41 AM

The two anti Marcos leaders were kept in solitary confinement in Fort Magsaysay The only way Delta and Alpha knew the other was still alive was when one would sing Lupang Hinirang and the other would reply with Bayan Ko

ALPHA. A wax figure of Senator Ninoy Aquino stands watch. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Aquino visits dad's tomb on 32nd death anniversary

Aug 21, 2015 - 7:05 PM

Family friends and supporters join the Aquino family in honoring the memory of former Senator Benigno Ninoy Aquino Jr who was assasinated in 1983

DEMOCRACY ICON. President Benigno Aquino III leads the commemoration of the 32nd death anniversary of his father, Senator Ninoy Aquino Jr at the Manila Memorial Park in Parañaque City on August 21, 2015. Photo by Gil Nartea/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

32 years after assassination: Knowing Ninoy

Aug 16, 2015 - 10:00 PM

Years from now Juan Miguel s son will notice the picture of his father and ask who is that face on the shirts he and his parents were wearing and why were his fingers formed like the letter L

HIGHLIGHTS: 29th anniversary of the EDSA Revolution

Feb 25, 2015 - 11:04 AM

Watch the commemoration of the 29th anniversary of the EDSA revolution

Joker: Embattled Junjun Binay like Ninoy Aquino

Jan 29, 2015 - 6:03 PM

The Senate blue ribbon subcommittee s probe into alleged corruption by the Binay family is like an inquisition harking back to Martial Law times says former Senator Rene Saguisag

OBSERVERS. Former senators Joker Arroyo (lef) and Rene Saguisag criticize the lack of due process in the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee's probe into Makati contracts. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler Mark Cristino

Aquino to meet with marching coconut farmers

Nov 25, 2014 - 6:00 PM

The President is set to meet with 71 coconut farmers who have marched 1 750 kilometers to demand that billions of pesos in coco levy funds directly benefit them

FARMER'S MARCH. Coconut farmer Dionisio Abao hopes President Benigno Aquino III will allow farmers like him to benefit from the P71-billion coco levy funds. All photos by Jom Tolentino/Rappler

Tight SC voting seen on Jinggoy's freedom

Nov 11, 2014 - 8:03 AM

With the high stakes involved Court insiders say intense lobbying has commenced

Aquino's Boston homecoming nostalgic, emotional

Sep 22, 2014 - 4:53 PM

President Benigno Aquino III returns to Boston for the first time in 31 years and recalls his time in the city during his family s exile

HOMECOMING. President Benigno Aquino III is warmly welcomed by Filipino Americans in his first return to Boston after 31 years. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Aquino to sell PH as investors' choice in US trip

Sep 16, 2014 - 6:54 PM

President Benigno Aquino III will apprise potential US investors on why they should choose the Philippines as a preferred investment site in Asia

Protesters tell Noynoy Aquino: Emulate your father

Aug 21, 2014 - 7:26 PM

In a rally on the hero s 31st death anniversary progressive groups point out the contrast between father and son: Ninoy fought the dictatorship; Noynoy has dictatorial tendencies

Honoring Ninoy and Cory Aquino

Aug 20, 2014 - 9:33 PM

Ateneo approves a proposal to rename the Ateneo School of Government ASoG to honor the memory of Benigno S Aquino Jr and Corazon Cojuangco Aquino

Palace: Aquino shed real tears at SONA

Jul 29, 2014 - 5:13 PM

A Palace official explains the concept of Emotional Intelligence EI in response to questions on President Aquino s teary eyed SONA delivery

Aquino asks supporters to wear yellow ribbon

Jul 15, 2014 - 3:52 PM

For the first time since he assumed the presidency in 2010 Aquino appears unsure about public support and wants a quick display of the people s sentiments

Commuters flock to bus terminals for Holy Week

Apr 17, 2014 - 5:06 PM

Long lines at bus terminals spill over EDSA sidewalks and footbridges

News that counts: Journalism after Aquino's assassination

Sep 07, 2013 - 11:51 PM

The architects of Martial Law knew that their success depended on silencing the press journalist Melinda Quintos de Jesus says

Film, theater and literature: Voices that cannot be silenced

Aug 31, 2013 - 8:50 AM

Film critic Nicanor Tiongson says Ninoy Aquino s assassination united the arts which in turn slowly forged unity among various sectors of society against a common enemy

PROTEST IN ART. Nicanor Tiongson talks about the voices of protests in film and literature during the Martial Law era. Photo by Rappler/Jee Geronimo

'Pamana': The struggle for eternity

Jul 30, 2013 - 11:54 PM

A documentary musical on Ninoy and Cory Aquino

FOR THE YOUTH. Actors play all other roles; Ninoy and Cory Aquino play themselves — on video. All photos courtesy of Toots Tolentino

‘Buwan at Baril’ and the Marcos years

May 07, 2013 - 5:49 PM

An ENTABLADO play brings back the turbulent Marcos years and the lives it changed forever

REMEMBRANCE. Ateneo ENTABLADO's production of 'Buwan at Baril' by Chris Mallado is a commemoration of Ninoy Aquino's 30th death anniversary. Image courtesy of Ateneo ENTABLADO

PNoy goes local, sees yellow in foes

Apr 27, 2013 - 8:31 PM

Many have conceded that for the first time the Antoninos are in danger of losing their tight grip on General Santos City

Photo by Ronald Velasquez

Sabah, Merdeka and Aquino

Mar 03, 2013 - 8:08 AM

Sabah is not just an academic or political issue It is about social networks deeply rooted in the past

Death, winning and the 2013 sympathy vote

Nov 01, 2012 - 2:39 AM

Sympathy vote is only part of what carries to victory the relatives of popular politicians who died

Remembering Ninoy

Aug 21, 2011 - 8:00 AM

President Benigno Aquino III commemorates his father's 28th death anniversary.