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Benigno Aquino III

AKA Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III

Born: 8-Feb-1960
Birthplace: Manilla, Philippines

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Head of State

Nationality: Philippines
Executive summary: President of the Philippines

Nicknamed "Noynoy", Benigno Aquino III hails from a family of prominent Philippine politicians. His father, Filipino Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr, was assassinated in 1983, and in the aftermath his mother, Corazon Aquino, was elected President, toppling the long and brutal regime of Ferdinand Marcos. His grandfather and great-grandfather both served in the Filipino legislature. Aquino's degree is in economics, and he worked in the private sector through his late 30s, rising quickly on account of his family name.

He turned to politics in 1998, and served nine years in the Filipino House, then two years in the Senate. He ran for President in a groundswell of support following the 2009 death of his mother, announcing his candidacy a month after her funeral. Billing himself as having "always viewed politics as a necessary vehicle for change", he won the 2010 election by a margin of almost six million votes out of 25 million ballots cast. Aquino took office as the fifteenth President of the Philippines on 30 June 2010.

[1] Liberal Party.

Father: Benigno Aquino, Jr. (Filipino Senator, "Ninoy", b. 1932, d. 1983 assassination)
Corazon Aquino (Filipino President, b. 1933, d. 2009)
Sister: Aurora Corazon
Sister: Kristina Bernadette
Sister: Maria Elena
Sister: Victoria Eliza
Girlfriend: Korina Baluyut Sanchez (TV reporter, b. 1964, ex-)
Girlfriend: Bernadette Dominguez Sembrano-Aguinaldo (TV reporter, b. 1976, ex-)
Girlfriend: Diana Zubiri (actress, real name Rosemarie Joy Garcia, b. 1985, ex-)
Girlfriend: Shalani San Ramon Soledad (attorney, b. 1980, together 2009-)

    University: BA Economics, Ateneo de Manila University (1981)

    President of the Philippines (30-Jun-2010 to present)
    Filipino Senate (2007-09)
    Filipino House of Representatives 2nd District of Tarlac (1998-2007)
    Central Azucarera Tarlac Field Service Mgr. (1996-98)
    Central Azucarera Tarlac Ass't VP for Administration (1993-96)
    Best Security Agency Corp. Exec. Ass't for Administration (1986-93)
    Mondragon International Philippines Advertising Dept. (1985-86)
    Nike Sales staff (1983-85)
    Philippine Business for Social Progress

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