2021, August 2. Benigno Simeon Aquino III - Memorial Issue
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BENIGNO SIMEON AQUINO III - MEMORIAL ISSUE
Benigno Simeon Cojuangco
Aquino III (February 8, 1960 – June 24, 2021).
Also known as Noynoy Aquino
and colloquially as PNoy.
A Filipino politician who served as
the 15th president of the Philippines from 2010 to 2016.
Before being elected president, Aquino
was a member of the House of Representatives and Senate from 1998 to
2010, and also served as a deputy speaker of the House of
Representatives from 2004 to 2006.
The son of politician Benigno Aquino Jr. and President Corazon
Aquino, he was a fourth-generation politician as part of the Aquino
family of Tarlac. On September 9, 2009, shortly after the death of
his mother, he officially announced his candidacy in the 2010
presidential election, which he would go on to win. He was sworn
into office as the 15th president of the Philippines on June 30,
2010. His presidency was marked by stabilizing and growing the
nation's economy into its highest in decades, and the country was
dubbed as a "Rising Tiger". Aquino is also credited for his
confrontational foreign policy. His administration filed an
arbitration case, Philippines v. China, before the Permanent Court
of Arbitration in an attempt to invalidate China's claims in the
South China Sea and asserted his own country's claims in the area;
the court ruled in favor of the Philippines. Aquino received
criticism for the Mamasapano clash, a botched police operation that
killed 44 members of the Special Action Force, and several other
issues. His non-renewable term ended on June 30, 2016.
In 2013, Time Magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential
People in the World. After leaving office, Aquino was the subject
of legal actions over his role in the Mamasapano clash and for
approval of a controversial budget project.