Republic Act No. 2956, signed into law in 2004, declares August 21 of every year as “Ninoy Aquino Day.” It is a non-working holiday nationwide commemorating the death anniversary of former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” S. Aquino Jr.
This page, our contribution to the nation’s tribute to Ninoy’s life and legacy, features a timeline, infographics, essays, and testimonials.
The life of Filipino statesman Benigno S. Aquino Jr.
A photo gallery dedicated to Ninoy, uploaded on flickr.com
In 1983, after three years of exile, Ninoy returned to the Philippines to lead the opposition against Ferdinand E. Marcos. It would be his final journey.
Excerpts taken from “Memories of a Hero: A collection of incidents in the life of Ninoy Aquino” by Cynthia Sycip (published 1984).
Testimonials and accounts from people of note.
An infographic mapping Ninoy’s return to the Philippines from exile
The Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office and the Presidential Museum and Library would like to thank the following for their invaluable help and assistance in this project: The National Library of the Philippines, National Historical Commission of the Philippines, Bantayog ng mga Bayani Foundation, UP Vanguard, Inc., Ms. Leah Navarro, Ms. Lisa G. Nakpil, Ms. Cynthia Sycip, and Senator Bam Aquino.