The Sorsogon State University commemorates with the nation the 40th death anniversary of former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr. on the 21st of August 2023. The Ninoy Aquino day is a special non-working holiday throughout the Philippines based on the Republic Act (RA) 9256 signed by then-President Gloria M. Arroyo in 2004 and under Proclamation No. 45 signed by President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr.

Sen. Ninoy Aquino’s assassination became the contributing factor for opposing groups during the Martial Law which culminated to the People Power Revolution in 1986. The revolution ended the 14 years military rule under then-President Ferdinand E. Marcos. (SorSU PIO)