Taiwan ready to talk fishery agreement with Philippines

MANILA, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Taiwan Thursday said it was ready to resume talks on a fisheries agreement with the Philippines.

Japan to sell 10 patrol vessels to Philippines in disputes with China

MANILA, July 27 (UPI) -- Japan agreed Saturday to provide the Philippine Coast Guard with 10 patrol vessels, officials in Manila said.

China executes woman for drug trafficking

MANILA, July 3 (UPI) -- A woman from the Philippines sentenced to death for drug trafficking in China was executed Wednesday, the Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs said.

Philippines infrastructure spending up 35.6 percent

MANILA, July 3 (UPI) -- Infrastructure spending in the Philippines rose to $2.45 billion in the first five months of this year, up 35.6 percent year-on-year, the government said.

Estrada comes back as Manila mayor

MANILA, May 15 (UPI) -- Former Philippines President Joseph Estrada has been elected mayor of Manila, pipping a former presidential rival to the post.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, May 10, 2013.
By United Press International

Lawmakers: Fine too small for reef damage

MANILA, April 8 (UPI) -- Two Philippine lawmakers say the United States should pay more than a $1.4 million fine for damage done to a world-class reef by a grounded U.S. minesweeper.

Malaysia attacks Sulu group by land, air

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 5 (UPI) -- Malaysian fighter jets and troops Tuesday attacked a band of Filipino gunmen trying to recreate an extinct sultanate on the island of Borneo, officials say.

Law to compensate martial law victims

MANILA, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Victims of human rights violations during years of martial law will receive compensation under a law approved Monday by the Philippine president, officials say.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.
By United Press International

Philippines remembers Marcos era

MANILA, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The Philippines legislature has approved a bill that would authorize the teaching of atrocities committed under former President Ferdinand Marcos.

Police among dead in gambling shootout

MANILA, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Three police officers and three soldiers are among 13 armed people killed during a shootout with security forces in a street in Quezon City.

Typhoon death toll at 647 in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Rescuers said they were searching for hundreds of people, missing since Typhoon Bopha devastated the Philippines. The death toll stood at 647.

Pres. Aquino visits typhoon-ravaged towns

NEW BATAAN, Philippines, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Filipino President Benigno Aquino III was to declare a state of national calamity Friday after visiting towns destroyed by killer Typhoon Bopha, officials said.

Typhoon death toll at 327 in Philippines

NEW BATAAN, Philippines, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Typhoon Bopha moved northwest of the Philippines Thursday one day after ravaging the island nation, leaving 327 dead and 380 missing, officials said.
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Benigno Aquino III
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

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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