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China is building airstrip on disputed reef, Philippines claims

China is building airstrip on disputed reef, Philippines claims

MANILA, May 14 (UPI) --China is developing land on a disputed reef in the South China Sea, the Philippine defense department said Wednesday.
Ed Adamczyk
Support growing in sea dispute with China, Philippines says

Support growing in sea dispute with China, Philippines says

April 1 (UPI) -- The Philippine government said Tuesday international support is growing in its conflict with China over control of the South China Sea.
Ed Adamczyk

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.
By United Press International

Philippines narrows down frigate bidders to four

MANILA, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The Philippine government has chosen four foreign shipyards to proceed to the second stage of bidding to construct two frigates for the navy.

Philippine government and Islamic rebels sign deal

MANILA, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The Philippine government and Muslim rebels signed a power-sharing deal that could help end a brutal 20-year conflict in the south of the country.
Philippine president Aquino: Death figure after Haiyan is "way beyond" initial estimate

Philippine president Aquino: Death figure after Haiyan is "way beyond" initial estimate

MANILA, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Philippine President Benigno Aquino has defended his low initial estimate of deaths from Typhoon Haiyan after the storm passed through the central Philippines.
Rescue teams search for victims as typhoon death toll reaches 4,011

Rescue teams search for victims as typhoon death toll reaches 4,011

MANILA, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The death toll from Typhoon Haiyan has reached 4,011, the Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported Wednesday.

Filipino aids Hong Kong victim of Manila bus siege

MANILA, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- An Filipino businessman has donated an undisclosed sum to the family of a Hong Kong woman severely injured in the tragic August 2010 Manila bus siege.

Philippines death toll rises to 3,974

MANILA, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Sunday the death toll from Typhoon Haiyan reached 3,974.
Philippine leaders defend actions, response time to Typhoon Haiyan

Philippine leaders defend actions, response time to Typhoon Haiyan

TACLOBAN, Philippines, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- The Philippine government, ripped for its slow response to Typhoon Haiyan, defended itself Friday, saying it's working as best it can to meet a "massive" need.
U.N. says more than 4,400 died in Typhoon Haiyan

U.N. says more than 4,400 died in Typhoon Haiyan

MANILA, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The United Nations said Thursday the death toll from Typhoon Haiyan was more than 4,400, much higher than the Philippine government's estimate.
Typhoon Haiyan Philippines' death toll officially near 2,300; may rise

Typhoon Haiyan Philippines' death toll officially near 2,300; may rise

MANILA, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The Philippines' official death toll from Typhoon Haiyan rose to 2,275, with more than 3,600 people injured and 673,000 displaced, officials said.
U.N. calls for $301 million in aid for the Philippines

U.N. calls for $301 million in aid for the Philippines

MANILA, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The United Nations has issued an appeal for $301 million to provide humanitarian assistance to the Philippines, where survival supplies are desperately needed.
Death toll from Typhoon Haiyan rises to 1,744 in Philippines

Death toll from Typhoon Haiyan rises to 1,744 in Philippines

MANILA, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The death toll from Typhoon Haiyan rose to 1,744 Monday as Philippine President Benigno Aquino III declared "a state of national calamity."
Typhoon Haiyan makes landfall in Vietnam

Typhoon Haiyan makes landfall in Vietnam

MANILA, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Deadly Typhoon Haiyan slammed into Vietnam early Monday after laying portions of the Philippines in waste.
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President Barack Obama (C) attends a working luncheon with ASEAN leaders Vietnam President Nguyen Minh Triet (L) and President of the Philippines Benigno Aquino III (R) September 24, 2010 in New York City. Obama has been in New York since Wednesday attending the annual General Assembly at the United Nations, where yesterday he stressed the need for a resolution between Israel and Palestine, and a renewed international effort to keep Iran from attaining nuclear weapons. UPI/Spencer Platt/POOL
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Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III (pronounced in most Philippine languages, /bɛˈnɪɡnoʊ əˈkiːnoʊ/ in English) (born February 8, 1960), also known as Noynoy Aquino or PNoy, is a Filipino politician who has been the 15th and current President of the Philippines since June 2010.

Aquino is a fourth-generation politician: his great-grandfather, Servillano "Mianong" Aquino, served as a delegate to the Malolos Congress; his grandfather, Benigno Aquino, Sr., served as Speaker of the Philippine House of Representatives from 1943 to 1944; and his parents were President Corazon Aquino and Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr. Aquino is a member of the Liberal Party. In the Liberal Party, Aquino held various positions such as Secretary General and Vice President for Luzon. Aquino is currently the Chairman of the Liberal Party.

Born in Manila, Aquino graduated 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 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 province. He was subsequently re-elected to the House in 2001 and 2004. 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.

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