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Bus blast toll rises

MANILA, Philippines, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A woman injured in the powerful bomb explosion in a bus in the Philippine capital of Manila died Wednesday, raising the death toll to five, authorities said.
Aquino doesn't favor death penalty

Aquino doesn't favor death penalty

MANILA, Philippines, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Philippine President Benigno Aquino III says he used to favor the death penalty but changed his mind because of the current state of the judicial system.

Filipino students protest cuts

MANILA, Philippines, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Thousands of students and teachers took to the streets in the Philippines Wednesday to protest feared higher education budget cuts.
Filipinos mark massacre anniversary

Filipinos mark massacre anniversary

MANILA, Philippines, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Philippine President Benigno Aquino III expressed condolences Tuesday to the families of the victims of the Nov. 23, 2009, Ampatuan massacre.
No criminal charges in Manila hostage case

No criminal charges in Manila hostage case

MANILA, Philippines, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Criminal charges won't be filed against the Philippine officials in a failed hostage rescue attempt that left eight tourists dead, the country's president said.
Aquino grants amnesty to rebel soldiers

Aquino grants amnesty to rebel soldiers

MANILA, Philippines, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Tuesday he is granting amnesty to rebel soldiers and officers involved in the 2003 and 2006 military uprisings.

Benigno Aquino III takes presidential oath

MANILA, Philippines, June 30 (UPI) -- Storm clouds didn't deter thousands of people from attending the swearing-in ceremony of Benigno Aquino III as the Philippines' 15th president Wednesday.

Final tally shows Aquino won presidency

MANILA, Philippines, June 8 (UPI) -- Liberal Party candidate Benigno Aquino III has won the presidency of the Philippines, the final tally by the National Board of Canvassers indicates.

4 presidential candidates yield to Aquino

MANILA, Philippines, May 11 (UPI) -- Four candidates have conceded to Philippine Sen. Benigno Aquino III, the front-runner in the country's presidential elections, officials said Tuesday.
Aquino's son announces for president

Aquino's son announces for president

MANILA, Philippines, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Philippine Sen. Benigno Aquino III, son of the late Corazon Aquino, Wednesday announced his candidacy for president, the office his mother once held.
Ex-leader Corazon Aquino hospitalized

Ex-leader Corazon Aquino hospitalized

MANILA, Philippines, July 1 (UPI) -- Former Philippine President Corazon Aquino has been hospitalized in Makati City because of a loss of appetite, her son said in a statement from his office.
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