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Ninoy Aquino: A fallen grain on tarmac bears fruit

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 Veteran photojournalist Joe Arazas provided the Inquirer with this unpublished black-and-white photo of the funeral march, which has been compared to that of India’s Mahatma Gandhi.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 »

Did you know: Melchora Aquino

Melchora Aquino, known as the Mother of the Philippine Revolution, was arrested and imprisoned in Bilibid by Spanish authorities on Aug. 29, 1896. While detained, she was subjected to interrogations but refused to give information about the Katipunan. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Did you know? President Ramon Magsaysay

Before becoming the seventh president of the Philippines, the late President Ramon Magsaysay first served as representative of the district of Zambales from 1946 to 1950 and defense secretary from 1950 to 1953.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Did you know?

Former Sen. Benigno S. Aquino Jr. was assassinated on the tarmac of Manila International Airport on Aug. 21, 1983. His 11-hour funeral march 10 days later from Sto. Domingo Church in Quezon City to Manila Memorial Park, Parañaque, is considered one of the longest in Philippine history. Ninoy Aquino Day is marked every Aug. 21 under Republic Act No. 9256 signed by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Feb. 25, 2004.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Did you know: Roberto Concepcion

Roberto Concepcion, the 10th Chief Justice of the country, was born on June 7, 1903, in Manila. Concepcion finished his law degree at the University of Sto. Tomas and topped the 1924 bar exams. He was appointed associate justice of the Supreme Court in 1954 and chief justice in 1966. Concepcion died on May 3, 1987, at the age of 83. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: June 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »