Philippine today welcomes new Philippine President – Senator Benigno Aquino III as 15th President of the Philippines. The official voting results shows that President Aquino defeating other eight rivals by securing more than 15 million votes.
Former president Joseph Estrada was in second place with nearly 9.5 million votes. It also means that current Pinoy President – Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will be ended her 9 years ruling of Philippine on 30 June 2010.
Information About Benigno Aquino:
* Name: Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Cojuangco Aquino III
* Nickname: Noynoy
* Born : February 8, 1960
* Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
* Nationality : Filipino
* Political party : Liberal (1998-Present)
* Education : Ateneo de Manila University
* Religion : Roman Catholic
* Father : Benigno S. Aquino Jr.
* Mother : Corazon C. Aquino
* Siblings : 5
o Maria “Ballsy” Elena
o Aurora “Pinky” Corazon
o Victoria “Viel” Eliza
o Kristina “Kris” Bernadette
* Civil Status : Single
* Current Girlfriend: Shalani Shan R. Soledad
History of Philippines and People Power Revolution
The Philippines is known as The Republic of The Philippines. The Philippines is the world’s 12th most populous country with estimated population of 92 million people. The National language for Philippine is Filipino and the capital of Philippine is Manila. The Philippine was ruled by Spain and United States before the World War II in the 19th century.
After the Philippines gained independence from United States, the country was ruled by dictators and political corruption. The father of new Philippine’s President – Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino was shot dead in 1983 at Manila after returned from US to lead the democracy against Philippine dictator – Ferdinand Marcos. Therefore, Corazon Aquino – the wife of Benigno “Ninoy” led the famous “People Power” revolution that eventually collapsed Marcos in 1986 and then she served as Pinoy President for 6 years.
I’m glad to know that Aquino’s family has returned again to rule The Philippine to handle the long pending poverty and corruption issues. I hope the newly elected President Aquino will follow her mother’s path to restore back democracy in the Philippines.