The results of the Presidential Election 2010 are not yet official, but it seems that Benigno “Noynoy” S. Aquino III is the next President of the Republic of the Philippines with nearly 50% of the votes.
Benigno “Noynoy” S. Aquino III was born on February 8th 1960, is a Senator of the Philippines and one of the candidates for President of the Philippines in the 2010 election, as the standard-bearer of the Liberal Party. He is the only son of former President Corazon Aquino and former Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr.
A graduate of Ateneo de Manila University, he was wounded by rebel soldiers in a failed coup attempt during his mother’s presidency. In 1998, he was elected to the House of Representatives as Representative of the 2nd district of Tarlac province in the 11th Congress of the Philippines. In 2007, he was elected to the Senate of the 14th Congress of the Philippines. He is also the brother of TV host and actress Kris Aquino.
What do you expect from the new President of the Philippines? What are the most important things for Aquino to tackle politically in his first 100 days? What will be the biggest problems Noynoy will face as the President of the Philippines?
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