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Ninoy Aquino: A fallen grain on tarmac bears fruit

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THE FUNERAL THAT STUNNED THE WORLD The funeral of Sen. Ninoy Aquino Jr. was held on Aug. 31 10 days after his assassination on the tarmac of the Manila international airport. It took 11 hours for the procession to reach Manila Memorial Park in Parañaque from Sto. Domingo Church in Quezon City. Veteran photojournalist Joe Arazas provided the Inquirer with this unpublished black-and-white photo of the funeral march, which has been compared to that of India’s Mahatma Gandhi. Note his son Noynoy now President (in shades, at left). Arazas was then working for the state-run Philippine News Agency, which explains why the photo was never used.

Each year, we gather at the Philippine Consulate to celebrate two special events that are somehow connected or related to each other.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Aquino pays tribute to Filipino heroism

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Are you proud of the changes in the Philippines four years after President Aquino took office?

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Each of us can become heroes, say PDI readers

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DAY FOR HEROES  Monday has been declared a national holiday to honor Philippine heroes. For many, their everyday heroes are right inside their homes. About a fourth of 304 respondents, who sent in their responses via e-mail, fax, mobile and Inquirer.net, said their heroes were family members—their moms, dads, sisters, brothers, aunts and grandmothers.  EDWIN BACASMAS

To the Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI), heroism is not just in textbooks and on concrete monuments. There are everyday heroes around us. We asked our readers about their everyday heroes and what they are made of, and these are their answers.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

AFP heroes await full benefits under law

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On the battlefield, recalls retired Army chief and Medal of Valor awardee Arturo Ortiz, a soldier does not consciously think he has to be a hero. But there are times when the mission—and a brave heart—push one to do a “heroic deed.”

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Ninoy Aquino remains ‘shining example’

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Ninoy Aquino. ED SANTIAGO

Showing the Filipino was “worth dying for” more than three decades ago, the late Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. remains a “shining example” of heroism that could inspire and guide a new generation of Filipinos.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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