Benigno Aquino III

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His Excellency
Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III
15th President of the Philippines
In office
June 30, 2010 – June 30, 2016
Vice President Jejomar Binay
Preceded by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Succeeded by Rodrigo Duterte
Secretary of the Philippine Department of the Interior and Local Government
In office
June 30, 2010 – July 9, 2010
Preceded by Ronaldo Puno
Succeeded by Jesse Robredo
Deputy Speaker of the Philippine House of Representatives
In office
November 8, 2004 – February 21, 2006
Preceded by Emilio Espinosa
Succeeded by Eric Singson
Senator of the Philippines
In office
June 30, 2007 – June 30, 2010
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Tarlac's Second District
In office
June 30, 1998 – June 30, 2007
Preceded by Jose Yap
Succeeded by Jose Yap
Personal details
Born Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III
February 8, 1960 (1960-02-08) (age 56)
Manila, Philippines
Political party Liberal Party (1995–present)
Residence Bahay Pangarap (Official)
Quezon City (Private)
Alma mater Ateneo de Manila University
Religion Roman Catholicism
Website Official website

Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Cojuangco Aquino III (born 8 February 1960; Chinese: 許漸華 Xǔ Jiànhuá)[1] is a Filipino politician. He was the President of the Philippines from 2010 to 2016. He is also known as Noynoy Aquino or PNoy. Aquino was also a former Congressman and Senator of the Philippines. He is the son of former Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr. and former President Corazon "Cory" Aquino. He is a member of the Liberal Party. He is the first Filipino president to be a bachelor. In 2013, TIME magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.[2] In 2016, he was given the title "Massacre King", due to the killings in Mendiola, Hacienda Luisita, Lumad people, Mamasapano and Kidapawan.[3]

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