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Member of the House of Representatives from Tarlac's 2nd district

Philippine House of Representatives election (1998)

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Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Cojuangco Aquino III[1][2][3][4][5] (born February 8, 1960) is a Filipino politician who served as the 15th President of the Philippines
President of the Philippines
from 2010 until 2016.[4][6][7] Aquino is a fourth-generation politician and the chairman of the Liberal Party from 2010 to 2016.[8] Born in Manila, Aquino finished his Bachelor of Arts (major in economics) from Ateneo de Manila University in 1981 and joined his family in their exile in the United States shortly thereafter. He returned to the Philippines
Philippines
in 1983 shortly after the assassination of his father and held several positions working in the private sector. In 1998, he was elected to the House of Representatives as Representative of the 2nd district of Tarlac
Tarlac
province. He was subsequently re-elected to the House in 2001 and 2004.[4] In 2007, having been barred from running for re-election to the House due to term limits, he was elected to the Senate in the 14th Congress of the Philippines.[4] On September 9, 2009, Aquino officially announced he would be a candidate in the 2010 presidential election and on June 30, 2010, at the Quirino Grandstand
Quirino Grandstand
in Rizal Park, Manila,[4][9] Aquino was sworn into office as the fifteenth President of the Philippines, succeeding Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, and stepped down on June 30, 2016, succeeded by Rodrigo Duterte. In 2013, Time named him one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.[10]

Contents

1 Early life and education 2 Congressional career

2.1 House of Representatives (1998–2007) 2.2 Senate (2007–10)

2.2.1 Senate bills

3 2010 presidential campaign 4 Presidency (2010–2016)

4.1 Criticisms

4.1.1 Manila
Manila
hostage crisis 4.1.2 Typhoon Haiyan
Typhoon Haiyan
(Yolanda) 4.1.3 Mamasapano massacre 4.1.4 Noynoying

4.2 Cabinet 4.3 Judicial appointments

5 Post-presidency 6 Personal life 7 Ancestry 8 Honours and awards 9 References 10 External links

Early life and education Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III was born at 10:28 am on February 8, 1960 at Far Eastern University
Far Eastern University
Hospital in Sampaloc, Manila.[1] He is the third of the five children of Benigno S. Aquino, Jr., who was then the Vice Governor of Tarlac
Tarlac
province, and Corazon Cojuangco, daughter of a prominent Tarlac
Tarlac
businessman. He has four sisters, namely: Maria Elena (Ballsy), Aurora Corazon (Pinky), Victoria Elisa (Viel), and Kristina Bernadette (Kris). He attended Ateneo de Manila
Manila
University in Quezon City
Quezon City
for his elementary, high school, and college education.[11] He graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor's degree
Bachelor's degree
in economics.[4][11] He was one of the students of former professor of economics at Ateneo de Manila
Manila
University, former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. In September 1972, Aquino's father, who was then a senator and prominent opposition leader to President Ferdinand Marcos, was arrested for subversion. In August 1973, Aquino's father was brought before a military tribunal in Fort Bonifacio.[12] On August 25, 1973, Aquino's father wrote a letter to his son from Fort Bonifacio, giving advice to his son;

"The only advice I can give you: Live with honor and follow your conscience. There is no greater nation on earth than our Motherland. No greater people than our own. Serve them with all your heart, with all your might and with all your strength. Son, the ball is now in your hands."[12]

In 1980, after a series of heart attacks, Aquino's father was allowed to seek medical treatment in the United States, where Aquino's family began a period of self-exile. In 1981, shortly after graduation, Aquino joined his family in the United States. In 1983, after three years in exile in the United States, Aquino's family returned to the Philippines, shortly after the assassination of his father on August 21, 1983.[11] He had a short tenure as a member of the Philippine Business for Social Progress, working as an assistant of the executive director of PBSP.[11] He later joined Mondragon Industries Philippines, Inc. as an assistant Retail Sales Supervisor and assistant promotions manager for Nike Philippines, Inc.[11] From 1986 to 1992, during the presidency of his mother, Aquino joined the Intra-Strata Assurance Corporation, a company owned by his uncle Antolin Oreta Jr., as vice president.[11] On August 28, 1987, eighteen months into the presidency of Aquino's mother, rebel soldiers led by Gregorio Honasan
Gregorio Honasan
staged an unsuccessful coup attempt, attempting to lay siege to Malacañang Palace. Aquino was two blocks from the palace when he came under fire. Three of Aquino's four security escorts were killed, and the last was wounded protecting him. He himself was hit by five bullets, one of which is still embedded in his neck.[13] From 1993 to 1998, he worked for Central Azucarera de Tarlac, the sugar refinery in the Cojuangco-owned Hacienda Luisita. He was employed as the executive assistant for administration from 1993 to 1996 and subsequently worked as manager for field services from 1996 to 1998.[11] Congressional career Aquino is a fourth-generation politician: his great-grandfather, Servillano "Mianong" Aquino, served as a delegate to the Malolos Congress; his paternal grandfather, Benigno Aquino, Sr., served as Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines
House of Representatives of the Philippines
from 1943 to 1944; his maternal grandfather, Jose Cojuangco, was also a member of the House of Representatives; and his parents were Corazon Aquino, who served as the 11th President of the Philippines
President of the Philippines
(1986–92), and Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr. Aquino is a member of the Liberal Party,[14] where he held various positions such as Secretary General and Vice President for Luzon. House of Representatives (1998–2007) Aquino became Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives on November 8, 2004, but relinquished the post on February 21, 2006, when Aquino joined the Liberal Party in calling for the resignation of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
at the height of the Hello Garci scandal.[4][8] Aquino was also Chairman
Chairman
of the Board of the Central Luzon Congressional Caucus.[8] Senate (2007–10) Barred from running for re-election to the House of Representatives of the Philippines, to represent the 2nd district of Tarlac, due to term limits, Aquino was elected to the Senate of the Philippines
Senate of the Philippines
in the 2007 Philippine midterm election on May 15, 2007, under the banner of the Genuine Opposition
Genuine Opposition
(GO), a coalition comprising a number of parties, including Aquino's own Liberal Party, seeking to curb attempts by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
to amend the 1986 Philippine Constitution. In Aquino's political ads, he was endorsed by his younger sister, TV host Kris Aquino, and his mother, the late former President Corazon Aquino. Although a Roman Catholic, Aquino was endorsed by the pentecostal Jesus Is Lord Church, one of the largest Protestant churches in the Philippines.[15][16][17] With more than 14.3 million votes, Aquino's tally was the sixth highest of the 37 candidates for the 12 vacant seats elected from the nation at large. Aquino assumed his new office on June 30, 2007.[4] During the campaign, Aquino reached out to his former enemy, Senator Gregorio Honasan, supporting his application for bail. Aquino told Job Tabada of Cebu Daily News, on March 5, 2007;

"I endorse Honasan's request for bail para parehas ang laban [to even out the playing field]. I was hit by bullets from Honasan's men in the neck and hips but that's past now. The principle of my father was, 'Respect the rights even of your enemies.' Ito ang nagpatingkad ng demokrasya [This is what defines democracy]. Genuine reconciliation is democracy in action."[18]

Aquino was referring to an unsuccessful coup attempt staged by rebel soldiers led by Gregorio Honasan
Gregorio Honasan
on August 28, 1987, in which Aquino was seriously injured.

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Senate bills

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The Budget Impoundment and Control Act (SB 3121), wherein "impoundment" refers to the power of the president to refuse the release of funds appropriated by the Congress of the Philippines, is another bill Aquino is proud of;[19] he regretted,[19] however, that such power has been used and abused by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, a result of which abuse has been the significant emasculation of Congress' ability to check the president's authority. Aquino filed this bill so the president would have to pass through Congress every time the president decides to impound part of the budget. Another significant Aquino contribution to the Philippines' corruption problem is Senate Bill 2035, which is the Preservation of Public Infrastructures bill, seeking to raise standards in the construction of all public infrastructures by penalizing contractors of defective infrastructures. The bill also requires the Bureau of Maintenance under the Department of Public Works and Highways
Department of Public Works and Highways
to conduct periodic inspections of public infrastructures. Aquino also pushed for the passage of the Amending the Government Procurement Act (SB 2160), which applies to all government procurement activities regardless of source of funds whether local or foreign; only treaties or international/executive agreements entered into by the government prior to its enactment shall be exempt from coverage. The bill was filed in light of the Department of Justice declaration regarding the validity of the controversial NBN-ZTE scandal, wherein its international aspect, as well as the fact that it was an executive agreement, was cited as one reason for its exemption from the procurement process stipulated in Republic Act 9184. Focusing further on accountability in government appropriations and spending, Aquino filed other reform-oriented, well-thought-out types of bills, among which were for: Philippine National Police
Philippine National Police
reform; an increase in penalties for corporations and work establishments not compliant with minimum wage; the banning of reappointment to the Judicial and Bar Council; the prevention of reappointment and bypassing of the Commission on Appointments; real property valuation based on international standards; and superior responsibility for senior military officers, who are ultimately responsible for their own subordinates. However, none of these bills were passed into law. 2010 presidential campaign Main article: Philippine presidential election, 2010 See also: Benigno Aquino III
Benigno Aquino III
presidential campaign, 2010

Aquino being proclaimed as the President-elect of the Philippines
Philippines
by President of the Senate of the Philippines
Senate of the Philippines
Juan Ponce Enrile
Juan Ponce Enrile
and House Speaker Prospero Nograles
Prospero Nograles
at the Batasang Pambansa
Batasang Pambansa
in Quezon City
Quezon City
on June 9, 2010.

Map of dignitaries who attend Aquino's inauguration.

On November 26, 2008, the Liberal Party elected Mar Roxas, president of the Liberal Party, as the standard-bearer of the Liberal Party for President of the Philippines
President of the Philippines
in the then-upcoming 2010 presidential elections.[20] Following the death and funeral of Aquino's mother, former President Corazon Aquino, many people began calling on Aquino to run for President of the Philippines.[4] This groundswell of support became known as the "Noynoy Phenomenon".[21] On August 27, 2009, Edgardo "Eddie" Roces, son of the late Chino Roces, former publisher and owner of The Manila
Manila
Times, and a group of lawyers and activists formed the Noynoy Aquino for President Movement (NAPM), a nationwide campaign to collect a million signatures in order to persuade Aquino to run for president,[22] reminiscent of Roces' father, who on October 15, 1985, launched the Cory Aquino for President Movement (CAPM), collecting more than one million signatures nationwide, asking Aquino's mother to run against Ferdinand Marcos
Ferdinand Marcos
in the 1986 presidential snap elections.[23] In September 2009, the Liberal Party held numerous press conferences in relation to the 2010 elections at the Club Filipino
Club Filipino
in Greenhills, San Juan, the site of the presidential inauguration of Aquino's mother in February 1986. On September 1, 2009, at the Club Filipino, in a press conference, Senator Mar Roxas, president of the Liberal Party, announced his withdrawal from the 2010 presidential race and expressed his support for Aquino, as the party standard-bearer instead.[24] Aquino later stood side by side with Roxas, but did not make a public statement at the press conference.[14] The next day, Aquino announced that he would be going on a "spiritual retreat" over the weekend to finalize his decision for the elections, visiting the Carmelite sisters in Zamboanga City.[4] reminiscent of his mother's own soul-searching in 1985 before deciding to run for the elections the following year.[25] He came back on September 9 to formally announce his candidacy.[4][26] Almost two weeks later, Roxas pledged to run alongside Aquino as the Liberal Party standard-bearer for vice-president.[27][28] The two men filed their respective certificates of candidacy for president and vice-president on November 28, 2009. Fake psychiatric reports on Aquino's mental health began circulating online during the 90-day election campaign period from February 9 – May 8, 2010,[29][30] Aquino received information that the first such report came from the wife of Nacionalista Party
Nacionalista Party
supporter and former National Power Corporation
National Power Corporation
(NAPOCOR) president Guido Delgado, a move Aquino claims was made with "malicious intent".[30] A second report came from an unidentified supporter of Senator Manny Villar, the Nacionalistas' leader and presidential candidate.[30][31] Later presented by Delgado at a press conference, the psychiatric report was supposedly signed by Father Jaime C. Bulatao, S.J., PhD, a Jesuit priest, a professor of Psychology
Psychology
and a clinical psychologist at the Ateneo de Manila
Manila
University, taken when Aquino was finishing his Bachelor's degree
Bachelor's degree
in economics at the university in 1979. It reportedly showed that Aquino suffered from depression and melancholia,[31] the priest later denied writing the document at all.[30] Another supposed psychiatric report that later surfaced claimed that Aquino suffered from major depressive disorder; the report's supposed author, Jesuit
Jesuit
priest Father Carmelo A. Caluag II, denied writing any evaluations of Aquino. The university's psychology department later debunked the documents, with Aquino labelling them as another desperate effort by rivals to malign his reputation.[30]

2010 Philippine electoral vote results

During the campaign,[29] Senator Francis Escudero
Francis Escudero
began endorsing Aquino as president and PDP-Laban
PDP-Laban
standard-bearer Jejomar Binay, for Vice President, launching the Aquino-Binay campaign.[32] However, this was done without the consent of the two candidates; Binay was former President Joseph Estrada's running mate for vice-president. During the 2010 presidential election, held on May 10, 2010, in unofficial tallies, conducted by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) and the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), Aquino was the leading candidate in tallied votes for president, and in the official Congressional canvass, Aquino was the leading candidate in canvassed votes for president.[33] Aquino was unofficially being referred to as "president-apparent" by the media.[34] On June 9, 2010, at the Batasang Pambansa
Batasang Pambansa
Complex, in Quezon City, the Congress of the Philippines
Philippines
proclaimed Aquino as the President-elect of the Philippines,[4][6] following the 2010 election with 15,208,678 votes,[4][7] while Jejomar Binay, the former mayor of Makati City, was proclaimed as the Vice President-elect of the Philippines
Philippines
with 14,645,574 votes,[35] defeating runner-up for the vice presidency Mar Roxas, the standard-bearer of the Liberal Party for vice president. Presidency (2010–2016) Main article: Presidency of Benigno Aquino III See also: List of presidential trips made by Benigno Aquino III
List of presidential trips made by Benigno Aquino III
and Noynoying

Presidential styles of Benigno S. Aquino III

Reference style His Excellency[4]

Spoken style Your Excellency

Alternative style Mr. President

Benigno Aquino III
Benigno Aquino III
takes the oath of office as the 15th President of the Philippines
Philippines
before Associate Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales at the Quirino Grandstand
Quirino Grandstand
on June 30, 2010.

The Presidency of Benigno S. Aquino III
Benigno S. Aquino III
began at noon on June 30, 2010, when he became the fifteenth President of the Philippines, succeeding Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Since the start of his presidency, he has also been referred to in the media as PNoy.[36][37][38][39] The presidential transition began on June 9, 2010, when the Congress of the Philippines
Philippines
proclaimed Aquino the winner of the 2010 Philippine presidential elections held on May 10, 2010, proclaiming Aquino as the President-elect of the Philippines.[6][7] The transition was in charge of the new presidential residence, cabinet appointments and cordial meetings between them and the outgoing administration.

President Aquino at work

The presidential residence of Aquino is Bahay Pangarap (English: House of Dreams),[40] located inside of Malacañang Park,[41] at the headquarters of the Presidential Security Group
Presidential Security Group
across the Pasig River from Malacañang Palace.[40][42] Aquino is the first president to make Bahay Pangarap his official residence.[36][43] Malacañang Park was intended as a recreational retreat by former President Manuel L. Quezon.[43] The house was built and designed by architect Juan Arellano in the 1930s,[43][40] and underwent a number of renovations.[40] In 2008, the house was demolished and rebuilt in contemporary style by architect Conrad Onglao,[43][40] a new swimming pool was built, replacing the Commonwealth-era swimming pool.[36][43] The house originally had one bedroom,[40] however, the house was renovated for Aquino to have four bedrooms,[36] a guest room, a room for Aquino's household staff, and a room for Aquino's close-in security.[41] The house was originally intended as a rest house, the venue for informal activities and social functions for the First Family by former President Manuel L. Quezon.[40] Malacañang Park was refurbished through the efforts of First Lady Eva Macapagal, wife of former President Diosdado Macapagal, in the early 1960s.[43] First Lady Macapagal renamed the rest house as Bahay Pangarap.[43] During the presidency of Fidel V. Ramos, the house was restored and became the club house of the Malacañang Golf Club.[40] The house was used by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
to welcome special guests.[40] Aquino refused to live in Malacañang Palace, the official residence of the President of the Philippines, or in Arlegui Mansion, the residence of former presidents Corazon Aquino
Corazon Aquino
and Fidel V. Ramos, stating that the two residences are too big,[40] and also stated that his small family residence at Times Street in Quezon City
Quezon City
would be impractical, since it would be a security concern for his neighbors.[42]

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
William Joseph Burns (middle) shakes hands with President Benigno S. Aquino III
Benigno S. Aquino III
(right) as United States
United States
Ambassador to the Philippines
Philippines
Harry K. Thomas, Jr. (left) looks on.

On June 29, 2010, Aquino officially named the members of his Cabinet, with Aquino himself as Secretary of the Interior and Local Government,[44] a position that Vice President-elect Jejomar Binay initially wanted; however, Aquino stated that the post was not being considered for him.[45] He instead offered Binay various positions, such as head of a commission to investigate the outgoing Arroyo administration, the posts of Secretary of Agrarian Reform, chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), and the chairman of Metropolitan Manila
Manila
Development Authority (MMDA), but Binay refused.[46] Aquino also announced the formation of a truth commission that will investigate various issues including corruption allegations against outgoing President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Aquino named former Chief Justice Hilario Davide, Jr.
Hilario Davide, Jr.
to head the truth commission.[47] Traditionally, it is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
Philippines
who administers the oath of office to the incoming president and vice president, however, Aquino refused to allow Chief Justice Renato Corona
Renato Corona
to swear him into office, due to Aquino's opposition to the midnight appointment of Corona by outgoing President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
on May 12, 2010, two days after the 2010 elections and a month before Arroyo's term expired.[48] Instead, Aquino formally requested Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
Philippines
Conchita Carpio-Morales, who opposed the midnight appointment of Corona,[49] to swear him into office.[50] Aquino took the oath of office on June 30, 2010, at the Quirino Grandstand in Rizal Park, Manila.[4][9] The oath of office was administered by Associate Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales, who officially accepted Aquino's request to swear him into office,[4][50] reminiscent of the decision of his mother, who in 1986, was sworn into the presidency by Associate Justice Claudio Teehankee.[3] After being sworn in as the fifteenth President of the Philippines, succeeding Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Aquino delivered his inaugural address. During the inaugural address, Aquino created the no ‘wang-wang’ policy, strengthening the implementation of Presidential Decree No. 96.[37][51] The term ‘wang-wang’ is street lingo for blaring sirens.[52] Presidential Decree No. 96 was issued on January 13, 1973 by former President Ferdinand Marcos, regulating the use of sirens, bells, whistles, horns and other similar devices only to motor vehicles designated for the use of the president, vice president, senate president, House Speaker, chief justice, Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines, National Bureau of Investigation, Land Transportation Office, Bureau of Fire Protection and ambulances.[37][51] However, despite having the privilege of using ‘wang-wang’, Aquino maintained he would set the example for his no ‘wang-wang’ policy, not to use ‘wang-wang’, even if it means being stuck in traffic and being late every now and then.[53][54] Aquino also traded the official black presidential Mercedes Benz S-Guard limousine for his own white Toyota Land Cruiser 200.[53] After the inaugural address, the Metropolitan Manila
Manila
Development Authority began to enforce Aquino's no ‘wang-wang’ policy, confiscating ‘wang-wang’ from public officials and private motorists who illegally used them.[51] On July 26, 2010, at the Batasang Pambansa, in Quezon City, Aquino delivered his first State of the Nation Address (SONA).[38][55] During Aquino's first State of the Nation Address (SONA), Aquino announced his intention to reform the education system in the Philippines
Philippines
by shifting to K–12 education, a 12-year basic education cycle.[56] K–12 education
K–12 education
is used in the United States, Canada, and Australia. On July 29, 2015, Aquino delivered his final SONA address, where he discussed the country's economic improvements and the benefits of social service programs, particularly the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, during the course of his presidency.[57]

United States
United States
President Barack Obama, with President Aquino and Vietnamese President Nguyễn Minh Triết, at a working lunch with leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Association of Southeast Asian Nations
around the United Nations General Assembly
United Nations General Assembly
Meeting in New York City
New York City
in 2010.

United States
United States
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
delivers remarks at the Millennium Challenge Corporation
Millennium Challenge Corporation
(MCC) compact agreement signing ceremony with President Benigno S. Aquino III
Benigno S. Aquino III
at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, on September 23, 2010.

President Aquino and Pope Francis
Pope Francis
at Malacañang on January 16, 2015.

President Aquino meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama, at the Malacañang Palace
Malacañang Palace
upon his state visit to Manila, 2014.

President Aquino with Japanese emperor Akihito
Akihito
and empress Michiko on January 27, 2016.

Criticisms Manila
Manila
hostage crisis On August 23, 2010, in front of the Quirino Grandstand
Quirino Grandstand
in Rizal Park, Manila, the site of Aquino's presidential inauguration, the Manila hostage crisis occurred. Aquino expressed concern over the matter and gave his condolences to the victims. Aquino defended the actions of the police at the scene, stating that the gunman had not shown any signs of wanting to kill the hostages. Aquino ordered a "thorough investigation" into the incident, and would wait until it is completed before deciding whether anyone should lose his or her job.[58] Aquino declared that the media may have worsened the situation by giving the gunman "a bird's-eye view of the entire situation".[59] Aquino also made reference to the Moscow theater hostage crisis, which, according to Aquino, resulted in "more severe" casualties despite Russia's "resources and sophistication".[60] On August 24, 2010, Aquino signed Proclamation No. 23, declaring August 25, 2010, as a national day of mourning, instructing all public institutions nationwide and all Philippine embassies and consulates overseas to lower the Philippine flag at half-mast, in honor of the eight Hong Kong residents who died in the crisis.[61][62] On August 25, 2010, at a press conference in Malacañang, Aquino apologized to those offended when he was caught on television apparently smiling while being interviewed at the crime scene hours after the Manila
Manila
hostage crisis.[63] Aquino said;

"My smile might have been misunderstood. I have several expressions. I smile when I'm happy, I smile when I'm faced with a very absurd situation...and if I offended certain people, I apologize to them. It's more of an expression maybe of exasperation rather than anything and again, I apologize if I offended certain people, who misunderstood (my) facial expression."[63]

On September 3, 2010, Aquino took responsibility for the crisis.[64] Aquino actually has direct supervision of the Philippine National Police, since Aquino had asked Secretary of the Interior and Local Government Jesse Robredo
Jesse Robredo
to address other concerns, such as coming up with a comprehensive plan on delivering social services to and relocating informal settlers in coordination with the local governments.[64] Typhoon Haiyan
Typhoon Haiyan
(Yolanda) President Aquino's administration was criticised during and after Typhoon Haiyan
Typhoon Haiyan
(Yolanda) in November 2013 for the government's "slow" response to aid the victims.[65] This criticism resulted in countries like Canada
Canada
to provide humanitarian aid to the victims of the typhoon through non-governmental organizations and not the Philippine government, wherein the Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines, Neil Reeder cited "the speed, because of the need to move quickly, and because we don’t, as a government, want to be involved in the details, nor do we think it’s efficient to have other governments involved."[66] Mamasapano massacre President Aquino was hounded by accusations of evading responsibility for the death of 44 Special Action Force
Special Action Force
operatives in a failed operation which led to the so-called Mamasapano massacre.[67] Noynoying Main article: Noynoying Noynoying
Noynoying
(pronounced noy-noy-YING[68] or noy-NOY-ying[69]) is a protest gimmick in the form of a neologism that Aquino's critics have used to question his work ethic, alleging his inaction on the issues of disaster response and rising oil prices. A play on the term planking and Aquino's nickname, Noynoying
Noynoying
involves posing in a lazy manner, such as sitting idly while resting his head on one hand, and doing nothing. Cabinet See also: Cabinet of the Philippines

Title Name Term

President Benigno S. Aquino III 2010–2016

Vice President Jejomar Binay 2010–2016

Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras 2012–2016

Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, Jr. 2010–2016

Press Secretary Edwin Lacierda 2010–2016

Secretary of Agrarian Reform Virgilio de los Reyes 2010–2016

Secretary of Agriculture Proceso Alcala 2010–2016

Secretary of Budget and Management Florencio Abad 2010–2016

Secretary of Education Br. Armin Luistro
Armin Luistro
FSC 2010–2016

Secretary of Energy Jose Rene Almendras 2010–12

Carlos Jericho Petilla 2012–15

Zenaida Monsada 2015–2016

Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources Ramon Paje 2010–2016

Secretary of Finance Cesar Purisima 2010–2016

Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alberto Romulo 2010–11

Albert del Rosario 2011–16

Jose Rene Almendras 2016 (acting)

Secretary of Health Dr. Enrique Ona 2010–14

Janette Garin 2014–15 (acting) 2015–2016

Secretary of the Interior and Local Government Jesse M. Robredo 2010–12

Mar Roxas 2012–15

Mel Senen Sarmiento 2015–2016

Secretary of Justice Leila de Lima 2010–15

Alfredo Caguioa 2015–16

Emmanuel Caparas 2016 (acting)

Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Baldoz 2010–2016

Secretary of National Defense Voltaire Gazmin 2010–2016

Secretary of Public Works and Highways Rogelio Singson 2010–2016

Secretary of Science and Technology Engr. Mario Montejo 2010–2016

Secretary of Social Welfare and Development Corazon Soliman 2010–2016

Secretary of Tourism Alberto Lim 2010–11

Ramon Jimenez, Jr. 2011–2016

Secretary of Trade and Industry Gregory Domingo 2010–15

Adrian Cristobal, Jr. 2015–2016 (acting)

Secretary of Transportation and Communications Jose de Jesus 2010–11

Manuel Roxas 2011–12

Joseph Emilio Abaya 2012–2016

Chief of the Presidential Management Staff Julia Abad 2010–2016

Director-General of the National Economic and Development Authority Arsenio Balisacan 2012–2016

Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization Francis Pangilinan 2014–15

Fredelita Guiza 2015–2016

Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery Panfilo Lacson 2013–15

Judicial appointments Aquino appointed the following to the Supreme Court of the Philippines:

Maria Lourdes Sereno
Maria Lourdes Sereno
– August 13, 2010 (as Associate Justice); August 25, 2012 (as Chief Justice).[70] Bienvenido L. Reyes
Bienvenido L. Reyes
– August 16, 2011 Estela M. Perlas-Bernabe – September 16, 2011 Mario Victor F. Leonen – November 21, 2012 Francis H. Jardeleza – August 19, 2014 Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa
Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa
– January 22, 2016 (his last SC Justice appointee)

Post-presidency Following the turnover ceremonies to his successor Rodrigo Duterte
Rodrigo Duterte
at Malacañang, Aquino returned to his parents' residence along Times Street, Quezon City.[71] Since leaving office, Aquino remained silent on the Duterte administration and rarely made public appearances. However, in November 2016, Aquino attended a concert at Rizal Park
Rizal Park
and joined protests against the burial of Ferdinand Marcos.[72] In February 2017, Aquino commemorated the 31st anniversary of the People Power Revolution by marching to the People Power Monument
People Power Monument
and joining the protests against the Ferdinand Marcos
Ferdinand Marcos
regime.[73][74] In July 2017, criminal charges were filed against Aquino for usurpation of authority under the Revised Penal Code and violating anti-graft and corruption laws. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales cited the involvement of then suspended Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima
Alan Purisima
in the 2015 Mamasapano police operation against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, where 44 Special
Special
Action Force members were killed. Under the Revised Penal Code, suspended public officials cannot perform their duties or interfere in government affairs. Aquino's former Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte
Abigail Valte
said that Aquino plans to file a motion for reconsideration to appeal the charges.[75] Personal life Aquino is the first bachelor president, has never married and has no children. Aquino previously had a relationship with Shalani Soledad, a Valenzuela councilor and niece of former Senator Francisco Tatad.[76][77] In November 2010, Aquino confirmed that he and Soledad had broken up.[78] He had previously dated Korina Sanchez,[76] Bernadette Sembrano,[76] and Liz Uy.[78][79] He was also in a relationship with Korean television host Grace Lee.[80] Aquino has stated his preference for younger women because he wants to have children.[81] Aquino had been an enthusiast of shooting and billiards,[2][4] but today, he relaxes by playing video games since he can no longer indulge[why?] in those two pastimes.[4] Aquino does not drink alcoholic beverages,[3] but is a smoker.[82] During his presidential campaign, Aquino promised to quit smoking if he won the election. However, he later decided not to do so, preferring to do it at the "appropriate" time.[83][84] Upon winning the election, Aquino was phoned by U.S. President Barack Obama, who congratulated him and offered assistance on quitting smoking.[85][86] Aquino also said that he is not keen on being a poster boy for anti-smoking campaigns.[87] Although the official residence of the president is the Malacañang Palace, Aquino chose to reside in the Bahay Pangarap (House of Dreams), located within the Palace grounds, while in office.[40][42] Ancestry

Ancestors of Benigno Aquino III

16. Braulio Aquino

8. Servillano Aquino

17. Petrona Aguilar

4. Benigno Aquino, Sr.

18. Pablo Quiambao

9. Guadalupe Quiambao

19. Lorenza Tañedo

2. Benigno Aquino, Jr.

20. Milencio Aquino

10. Agapito Aquino

21. Evarista de los Santos

5. Aurora Aquino

22. Lorenzo Lampa

11. Gerarda Lampa

23. Gertrudes Miranda

1. Benigno S. Aquino III

24. Co Yu-hwan (later Jose Cojuangco)

12. Melecio Cojuangco

25. Antera Estrella

6. Jose Cojuangco

26. Juan Chichioco

13. Tecla Chichioco

27. Valentina Valenzuela

3. Corazon Cojuangco

28. Policarpio Sumulong

14. Juan Sumulong

29. Arcadia Marquez

7. Demetria Sumulong

30. Valentin Sumulong[88]

15. Salome Sumulong[88]

31. Elena Carigma[88]

Honours and awards These are the list of honours and awards made by President Aquino. Foreign honours

 Japan: Grand Cordon of the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum (June 2, 2015)[89][90]  Sovereign Military Order of Malta: Collar of the Knightly Order pro merito Melitensi (March 4, 2015)[91]  Indonesia: Star of Indonesia, First Class (October 10, 2014)[92][93]  Kuwait: Collar of the Order of Mubarak the Great (March 23, 2012)[94]

Honorary degrees

Fordham University
Fordham University
– Honorary doctoral degree in Economics Centro Escolar University
Centro Escolar University
– Honorary doctoral degree in Economics (April 11, 2012)[95] Kasetsart University
Kasetsart University
– Honorary doctoral degree in Economics University of the Philippines, Diliman
University of the Philippines, Diliman
– Honorary doctoral degree in Law Sophia University
Sophia University
– Honorary doctoral degree in Law (December 13, 2014)[96] Tarlac
Tarlac
State University – Honorary doctoral degree in Humanities (May 14, 2015)[97] Loyola Marymount University
Loyola Marymount University
– Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree (February 17, 2016)[98]

Recognitions

 United States: City Council Resolution on welcoming the President to Chicago
Chicago
presented by Mayor Rahm Emanuel
Rahm Emanuel
(May 6, 2015)[99]

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June 30, 2010 President Benigno Aquino III's First State of the Nation Address July 26, 2010 President Benigno Aquino III's Second State of the Nation Address July 25, 2011 President Aquino's speech before the United Nations General Assembly
United Nations General Assembly
September 24, 2010

Offices and distinctions

House of Representatives of the Philippines

Preceded by Jose Yap Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Tarlac's 2nd district June 30, 1998–June 30, 2007 Succeeded by Jose Yap

Political offices

Preceded by Raúl Gonzalez Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines November 8, 2004–February 21, 2006 Succeeded by Simeón Datumanong

Preceded by Ronaldo Puno Secretary of the Interior and Local Government Acting June 30, 2010-July 9, 2010 Succeeded by Jesse Robredo

Preceded by Gloria Macapagal Arroyo President of the Philippines June 30, 2010–June 30, 2016 Succeeded by Rodrigo Duterte

Party political offices

Preceded by Franklin Drilon Chairman
Chairman
of Liberal Party 2011–2016 Succeeded by Leni Robredo

Diplomatic posts

Preceded by Xi Jinping Chairperson of APEC 2015 Succeeded by Pedro Pablo Kuczynski

Order of precedence

Preceded by Leni Robredo as Vice President Order of Precedence of the Philippines
Philippines
(Ceremonial) as Former President of the Philippines Succeeded by Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as Former President of the Philippines

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Benigno Aquino III

15th President of the Philippines

Family

Benigno Aquino Jr.
Benigno Aquino Jr.
(father) Corazon Aquino
Corazon Aquino
(mother) Kris Aquino
Kris Aquino
(sister) Benigno Aquino Sr.
Benigno Aquino Sr.
(grandfather) Servillano Aquino
Servillano Aquino
(great-grandfather) Juan Sumulong
Juan Sumulong
(great-grandfather) Herminio Aquino (granduncle) Butz Aquino (uncle) Jose Cojuangco
Jose Cojuangco
Jr. (uncle) Tessie Aquino-Oreta
Tessie Aquino-Oreta
(aunt) Bam Aquino
Bam Aquino
(cousin) Bimby Aquino Yap (nephew)

Education

Ateneo de Manila
Manila
University

Political career

Liberal Party Representative from Tarlac's 2nd District Senate Political views

Presidency

Elections and inauguration

2010 elections

Death and funeral of Corazon Aquino Aquino-Roxas 2010 Aquino–Binay 2010 Transition Inauguration Inaugural address SONA (2010)

2013 elections 2016 elections

Roxas-Robredo 2016

Landmark laws and agreements

Reproductive Health Bill K-12 Program Disbursement Acceleration Program Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro Anti-Cybercrime Law Creation of the Negros Island Region
Negros Island Region
and the Department of Information and Communications Technology

Natural disasters

Typhoons

Washi (Sendong) Haiyan (Yolanda) Bopha (Pablo) Hagupit (Ruby) Koppu (Lando) Melor (Nona)

Earthquakes

Negros Bohol/Cebu

Domestic incidents/ issues

Extrajudicial killings 2011 AFP corruption scandal Impeachments

Merceditas Gutierrez Renato Corona

Masbate plane crash and Death of Jesse Robredo Pork barrel scam and Million People March Zamboanga City
Zamboanga City
crisis Operation Darkhorse 2014 Bukidnon bus bombing New Bilibid Prison raids Mamasapano clash Kentex slipper factory fire 2015 MRT-3 controversy Iglesia ni Cristo leadership controversy and protests 2015 Lumad massacre "Laglag/Tanim bala" scandal 2016 Kidapawan protests Diwata-1
Diwata-1
launching Commission on Elections data breach Close-Up Forever Summer concert tragedy

Diplomatic incidents/ International relations

International trips Manila
Manila
hostage crisis Scarborough Shoal standoff Aman Futures & Rasuman Group pyramiding scam 2013 Lahad Datu standoff 2013 Guang Da Xing No. 28 incident Philippines v. China
Philippines v. China
arbitration case Death of Jennifer Laude Pope Francis' visit to the Philippines Mary Jane Veloso
Mary Jane Veloso
case APEC
APEC
Philippines
Philippines
2015 Bangladesh Bank heist

Related

15th Congress 16th Congress Noy Noynoying The Last Journey of Ninoy

Predecessor: Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, 14th President of the Philippines Successor: Rodrigo Duterte, 16th President of the Philippines

Articles related to Benigno Aquino III

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Corazon Aquino

11th President of the Philippines

Family

Benigno S. Aquino Jr. (husband) Benigno S. Aquino III
Benigno S. Aquino III
(son) María Elena Cruz (daughter) Aurora Corazón Abellada (daughter) Victoria Elisa Dee (daughter) Kristina Bernadette Aquino (daughter) José Cojuangco Sr. (father) Demetria Sumulong (mother) Juan Sumulong
Juan Sumulong
(grandfather) Eduardo Cojuangco (uncle) Eduardo Cojuangco Jr. (cousin) José Cojuangco Jr. (brother) Josephine C. Reyes
Josephine C. Reyes
(sister) Mark Cojuangco (nephew) Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski (niece)

Education

College of Mount Saint Vincent

Presidency

Succession

1986 Snap elections EDSA Revolution 1992 Presidential Election

Landmark laws and agreements

1987 Philippine Constitution Family Code Local Government and Administrative Codes Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program

Office

Mendiola massacre 1986–90 coup attempts 1989 Davao hostage crisis 1989 civil unrest 1990 Mindanao crisis Vizconde massacre Hultman–Chapman double-murder case

Natural disasters

1990 Luzon
Luzon
earthquake Thelma (Uring) Nina (Sisang) Sinking of MV Doña Paz PR 206 crash 1991 Mount Pinatubo
Mount Pinatubo
eruption

Diplomatic incidents/ International relations

Marcos scandals Operation Big Bird

Post-presidency

1998 elections 2004 elections 2005 electoral crisis 2007 elections Death and memorial service

Related

The Last Journey of Ninoy

Predecessor: Ferdinand Marcos, 10th President of the Philippines Successor: Fidel V. Ramos, 12th President of the Philippines

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Presidents of the Philippines

List

First Republic

Emilio Aguinaldo

Commonwealth

Manuel L. Quezon Sergio Osmeña Manuel Roxas

Second Republic

José P. Laurel

Third Republic

Manuel Roxas Elpidio Quirino Ramon Magsaysay Carlos P. Garcia Diosdado Macapagal Ferdinand Marcos

Fourth Republic

Ferdinand Marcos Corazon Aquino

Fifth Republic

Corazon Aquino Fidel Ramos Joseph Estrada Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Benigno Aquino III Rodrigo Duterte

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Cabinet of President Benigno Aquino III
Benigno Aquino III
(2010–2016)

Cabinet

Executive Secretary

Paquito Ochoa Jr.
Paquito Ochoa Jr.
(June 30, 2010–June 30, 2016)

Secretary for Agrarian Reform

Virgilio de los Reyes
Virgilio de los Reyes
(June 30, 2010–June 30, 2016)

Secretary of Agriculture

Proceso Alcala
Proceso Alcala
(June 30, 2010–June 30, 2016)

Secretary for Budget and Management

Florencio Abad
Florencio Abad
(June 30, 2010–June 30, 2016)

Secretary of Education

Armin Luistro
Armin Luistro
(June 30, 2010–June 30, 2016)

Secretary of Energy

Jose Rene Almendras
Jose Rene Almendras
(June 30, 2010–November 4, 2012) Jericho Petilla
Jericho Petilla
(November 4, 2012–April 30, 2015) Zenaida Monsada
Zenaida Monsada
(July 2, 2015–June 30, 2016)

Secretary for Environment and Natural Resources

Ramon Paje
Ramon Paje
(June 30, 2010–June 30, 2016)

Secretary of Finance

Cesar Purisima
Cesar Purisima
(June 30, 2010–June 30, 2016)

Secretary of Foreign Affairs

Alberto Romulo
Alberto Romulo
(June 30, 2010–February 23, 2011) Albert del Rosario
Albert del Rosario
(February 24, 2011–March 7, 2016) Jose Rene Almendras
Jose Rene Almendras
(March 8, 2016–June 30, 2016)

Secretary of Health

Enrique Ona
Enrique Ona
(June 30, 2010–December 19, 2014) Janette Garin
Janette Garin
(December 19, 2014–June 30, 2016)

Secretary of Interior and Local Government

Benigno Aquino III
Benigno Aquino III
(June 30, 2010–July 9, 2010) Jesse Robredo
Jesse Robredo
(July 9, 2010–August 18, 2012) Paquito Ochoa Jr.
Paquito Ochoa Jr.
(August 21, 2012–August 31, 2012) Manuel Roxas
Manuel Roxas
II (August 31, 2012–September 11, 2015) Mel Senen Sarmiento
Mel Senen Sarmiento
(September 14, 2015–June 30, 2016)

Secretary of Justice

Leila de Lima
Leila de Lima
(June 30, 2010–October 12, 2015) Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa
Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa
(October 12, 2015–January 21, 2016) Emmanuel Caparas
Emmanuel Caparas
(January 22, 2016–June 30, 2016)

Secretary of Labor and Employment

Rosalinda Baldoz
Rosalinda Baldoz
(June 30, 2010–June 30, 2016)

Secretary of National Defense

Voltaire Gazmin
Voltaire Gazmin
(June 30, 2010–June 30, 2016)

Secretary of Public Works and Highways

Rogelio Singson
Rogelio Singson
(June 30, 2010–June 30, 2016)

Secretary of Science and Technology

Mario Montejo
Mario Montejo
(June 30, 2010–June 30, 2016)

Secretary of Social Welfare and Development

Dinky Soliman (June 30, 2010–June 30, 2016)

Secretary of Tourism

Alberto Lim
Alberto Lim
(June 30, 2010–September 1, 2011) Ramon Jimenez Jr.
Ramon Jimenez Jr.
(September 1, 2011–June 30, 2016)

Secretary of Trade and Industry

Gregory Domingo
Gregory Domingo
(June 30, 2010–December 30, 2015) Adrian Cristobal Jr. (December 31, 2015–June 30, 2016)

Secretary of Transportation and Communications

Jose de Jesus
Jose de Jesus
(June 30, 2010–July 4, 2011) Manuel Roxas
Manuel Roxas
II (July 4, 2011–October 18, 2012) Joseph Emilio Abaya
Joseph Emilio Abaya
(October 18, 2012–June 30, 2016)

Cabinet-level

Vice President

Jejomar Binay
Jejomar Binay
(June 30, 2010–June 30, 2016)

Presidential Management Staff Director-General

Julia Abad (June 30, 2010–June 30, 2016)

Presidential Adviser on National Security

Cesar Garcia
Cesar Garcia
(July 9, 2010–June 30, 2016)

Chief of staff of the Armed Forces

Ricardo David
Ricardo David
(June 30, 2010–March 8, 2011) Eduardo Oban Jr.
Eduardo Oban Jr.
(March 8, 2011–December 12, 2011) Jessie Dellosa
Jessie Dellosa
(December 12,2011–January 17, 2013) Emmanuel T. Bautista
Emmanuel T. Bautista
(January 17, 2013–July 18, 2014) Gregorio Pio Catapang
Gregorio Pio Catapang
(July 18, 2014–July 10, 2015) Hernando Iriberri
Hernando Iriberri
(July 10, 2015–April 22, 2016) Glorioso Miranda
Glorioso Miranda
(acting) (April 22, 2016–June 30, 2016)

Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process

Teresita Deles (June 30, 2010–June 30, 2016)

Presidential Spokesperson

Edwin Lacierda
Edwin Lacierda
(June 30, 2010–June 30, 2016)

Secretary of Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning

Ricky Carandang
Ricky Carandang
(July 30, 2010–December 31, 2013) Manuel L. Quezon
Manuel L. Quezon
III (January 1, 2014–June 30, 2016)

Secretary of Presidential Communications Operations

Herminio Coloma, Jr.
Herminio Coloma, Jr.
(July 30, 2010–June 30, 2016)

National Economic and Development Authority

Cayetano Paderanga Jr.
Cayetano Paderanga Jr.
(June 30, 2010–May 10, 2012) Arsenio Balisacan
Arsenio Balisacan
(May 10, 2012–January 24, 2016) Emmanuel Esguerra (January 27, 2016–June 30, 2016)

Secretary to the Cabinet

Jose Rene Almendras
Jose Rene Almendras
(November 4, 2012–March 8, 2016)

See also: Presidential transition of Benigno Aquino III
Presidential transition of Benigno Aquino III
and Presidency of Benigno Aquino III

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Candidates in the Philippine presidential election, 2010

Presidential candidates

Winner

Benigno Aquino III
Benigno Aquino III
(Liberal)

campaign

Other candidates

Joseph Estrada

PMP

Manny Villar
Manny Villar
(Nacionalista Party) Gilbert Teodoro

Lakas-Kampi-CMD

Eddie Villanueva
Eddie Villanueva
(BPP) Richard J. Gordon

Bagumbayan–VNP

Nicanor Perlas
Nicanor Perlas
(independent) Jamby Madrigal (independent) John Carlos de los Reyes

AKP

Vice presidential candidates

Winner

Jejomar Binay

PDP-Laban

Other candidates

Mar Roxas
Mar Roxas
(Liberal) Loren Legarda

NPC

Bayani Fernando
Bayani Fernando
(Bagumbayan–VNP) Edu Manzano

Lakas-Kampi-CMD

Perfecto Yasay Jr.
Perfecto Yasay Jr.
(BPP) Jay Sonza

KBL

Dominador Chipeco, Jr. (AKP)

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<13th Senators of the 14th Congress of the Philippines
14th Congress of the Philippines
(2007-2010) 15th>

Senate President

Juan Ponce Enrile
Juan Ponce Enrile
(2008-2010) Manny Villar
Manny Villar
(2006-2008) #

Senior Senators (2004-2010) Junior Senators (2007-2010)

Rodolfo Biazon Pia Cayetano Juan Ponce Enrile Jinggoy Estrada Dick Gordon Lito Lapid

Jamby Madrigal Aquilino Pimentel, Jr. Mar Roxas Bong Revilla Miriam Defensor Santiago

Edgardo Angara Benigno Aquino Joker Arroyo Alan Cayetano Chiz Escudero Gringo Honasan

Ping Lacson Loren Legarda Kiko Pangilinan Antonio Trillanes Manny Villar Migz Zubiri

Term ended June 30, 2010 Term ended June 30, 2013

# — Villar was also the previous Senate president of the 13th Congress. ## — Vacant due to election of Alfredo Lim
Alfredo Lim
as the mayor of Manila.

Authority control

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