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The Aquino’s of Tarlac

27 August 2010

Noynoy Aquino comes from a political bloodline that has shaped the country for over a hundred years.  Even the women with whom these men shared their lives have secured their places in history, by ancestry and/or by accomplishment.

Noynoy Ninoy Igno Mianong

Here, I’ve summarized information Nick Joaquin unearthed and published in this fascinating book, “The Aquino’s of Tarlac”:

Generation 5.  Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Cojuangco Aquino (1950-).   President of the Philippines, 2010-2016.  Senator, 2007-2010.  Congressman of the 3rd District of Tarlac, 1998-2007.

Generation 4.  Benigno Simeon “Ninoy” Aquino Aquino (1932-1983).  Senator, 1967-2007.  Governor of Tarlac, 1961-1967.  Vice-Governnor of Tarlac, 1959-1961.  Mayor of Concepcion, Tarlac, 1955-1959.  His wife:  Maria Corazon Sumulong Cojuangco, an heiress to the Cojuangco fortune and eventually, President of the Philippines.

Generation 3.  Benigno Simeon “Igno” Quiambao Aquino (1894-1947).  Speaker of the House of Representative, 1943-1944.  Secretary of Agriculture and Commerce, 1938-1941.  Assemblyman of the 2nd District of Tarlac, 1935-1938.  Representative of the 2nd District of Tarlac, 1928-1934.  Senator, 1919-1928.  His first wife:  Maria Valeriana Urquico, the bolo-waving daughter of Katipunero Antonio Urquico.

Generation 2.  Servillano “Mianong” Aguilar Aquino (1874-1959).  General in President Aguinaldo’s army.  Delegate to the Malolos Congress.  Military Governor of Tarlac, 1898.  Mayor of Mucia, Tarlac, 1897.  Katipunan Member, 1896.  His first wife:  Guadalupe Tañedo Quiambao was the daughter of Pablo Quiambao, a Macabebe scion-turned-Robin Hood.  Pregnant, she fought off Spanish soldiers who attacked her home.  She died in the encounter, with a bolo in one hand and a dagger in the other.

Generation 1.  Braulio Aquino.  Mayor of Concepcion, Tarlac, 1885-1887.  His wife:  Maria Antonina Petrona Aguilar de Hipolito, the great-granddaughter of Angel Pantaleon de Miranda (founder of Angeles, Pampanga) and the niece of Mariano V. Henson (the Mayor of Angeles).

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Urquico permalink
    7 September 2011 01:12

    Hi, diba Igno married his third cousin?

    Also I’m an Urquico. But I don’t know how I’m related to Maria Urquico.

  2. Mariejoe Dulnuan permalink
    20 November 2011 22:18

    ever heard that GMA is a granddaughter of the late Madam Cory? that makes GMA a niece of President Noynoy. how? they have the same ancestor … Datu Sulieman. From this ancestor rose prominent leaders of this country like aquino, maRCOS, SUMULONG, ROXAS AMONG OTHERS. ESTRADA AND gma ARE RELATIVE BUT THEIR ANCESTOR DOES NOT COME FROM A NOBILITY.

  3. James permalink
    4 September 2012 14:58

    Fascinating stuff Mona. Thanks for sharing. I just recently stumbled upon the earliest Aquino in our family tree — Dorotea Aquino born in the late 1800s. I was wondering in regards to your research if you have names of possible siblings, parents and/or grandparents for her.

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