Butz Aquino

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Agapito A. Aquino II
Senator of the Philippines
In office
June 30, 1987 – June 30, 1995
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Makati City's Second District
In office
June 30, 1998 – June 30, 2007
Preceded by Position created
Succeeded by Abigail Binay
Personal details
Born (1939-05-20)May 20, 1939
Manila, Commonwealth of the Philippines
Died August 17, 2015(2015-08-17) (aged 76)
San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines
Spouse(s) Popsy Mendez-Aquino
Relations Servillano Aquino (grandfather)
Benigno Aquino Jr. (brother)
Tessie Aquino-Oreta (sister)
Corazon Aquino (sister-in-law)
Benigno S. Aquino III (nephew)
Bam Aquino (nephew)
Children Roxanne M. Aquino
Jackie M. Aquino
Bobby M. Aquino
Kiko F. Aquino
Kat F. Aquino
Gina F. Aquino
Ellen F. Aquino
Alicia F. Aquino
Noemi F. Aquino

Agapito Aquino (May 20, 1939 – August 17, 2015), more popularly known as Butz Aquino, was a Senator of the Philippines[1] and congressman from Makati City. He was born to former senator Benigno Aquino, Sr., and Aurora Aquino-Aquino. He was the brother of former senators Benigno Aquino, Jr. and Tessie Aquino-Oreta, as well as the uncle of President Benigno Aquino III as well as Paolo Benigno "Bam" Aquino IV.

Educational background[edit]

Government service[edit]

  • Senator (1987–1995)
  • Representative 2nd District, Makati City: (1998–2007)
  • Deputy Speaker for Luzon November 2000 to January 2001
  • Minority Floor Leader January 2001 to June 2001

Awards and recognitions[edit]

  • Most Outstanding Alumnus Award San Beda College
  • Most Outstanding Alumnus Award Mapua Institute of Technology
  • Most Outstanding Jaycee Senator
  • Various Cooperative Awards

Civic and other organizations[edit]

  • Philippine Jaycees Past National President
  • International Jaycees Past Vice - President
  • August Twenty-One Movement (ATOM) Chairman Emeritus
  • Pacific Asia Society (Philippines) Chairman
  • Pacific Asia Network International Member
  • National Cooperative Movement Past Chairman
  • Philippine Cooperative Center Past Chairman


in the 70's and 80's, Aquino was the President of Mofire Fiberglass Inc.

Later he became president of ABBA Land Development co., Incorporated.


Television series[edit]

  • Palos (2008) - Mr. President of the Philippines


Butz Aquino died on August 17, 2015 while confined at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center, cited "natural causes", according to his nephew, Senator Bam Aquino. He was 76.[2]


  1. ^ Axelrod-Contrada, Joan (September 1998). Women Who Led Nations. The Oliver Press, Inc. pp. 83–. ISBN 978-1-881508-48-9. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Ex-senator ‘Butz’ Aquino is dead, says Sen. Bam Aquino". Philippine Daily Inquirer. August 17, 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-17. 

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