About Ninoy: Timeline



Voted one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines (TOYM) in the field of public service.


Became governor in 1961 after the Governor’s resignation.


Elected Governor (age 31) of Tarlac Province, winning in all 17 towns of the province, posting the highest majority ever garnered by a gubernatorial candidate in the province.

Dubbed as the “Wonder Boy of Philippine Politics.”

Voted one of the Twenty Four Outstanding Young Men in the Philippines.


Philippine Delegate, Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration (EROPA) Conference held in Korea.


Special Assistant to President Diosdado Macapagal. Accompanied Pres. Macapagal in State visits to Cambodia and Indonesia.

Spokesperson, Philippine Delegation, Afro-Asian conference in Algiers, Africa.


Project Director, Tarlac “Project Spread”. A joint undertaking of the National Economic Council (Philippine government) and the U.S.A.I.D., designed to increase rural income.


Elected as the youngest Senator of the Philippines, (35 years old) the lone opposition Liberal Party candidate to survive the election sweep made by Pres. Marcos Nacionalista Party.

Elected Secretary-General of the Liberal Party.


Author of several speeches, and many articles while serving as a public servant contained in the book “A Garrison State in the Make and other Speeches” by Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” S. Aquino, Jr. (BSAF Publication). Senator Aquino also authored/co-authored several bills filed and approved in Congress to benefit the masses.

Authored several privilege speeches printed in the “Ninoy Aquino – Speech Series,” 1968-1970s.


Outstanding Senator, voted yearly by the Philippines Free Press, the Philippines’ leading political weekly magazine.