Rebels and Philippines gov't OK peace pact

MANILA, Philippines, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Muslim rebel leaders in the southern Philippines signed a peace agreement with the government Monday that brings to an end years of violence, negotiators said.

Muslim region created in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The Philippine government has reached a preliminary agreement to create an autonomous Muslim region after decades of militant insurgency, officials said.

Divers locate plane engine in sea

MANILA, Philippines, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Philippine coast guard divers said they located the engine of the plane that crashed into the sea killing Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, 54, and two others.

Rains devastate Manila

MANILA, Philippines, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The rains that deluged Manila appeared to be easing Wednesday, but not before leaving several dead in the already typhoon-crippled Philippine capital.

At least eight die in Philippine flooding

MANILA, Philippines, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Monsoon rains that triggered massive flooding in the Philippines are being blamed for the deaths of at least eight people in metro Manila, officials said.

Scores injured in Manila protests

MANILA, Philippines, July 23 (UPI) -- Thousands protested the government's perceived failure to help laborers, and scores were injured in Manila, Philippines, officials said Monday.

Philippines' China may have sunk boat

MANILA, Philippines, June 25 (UPI) -- Tensions between China and the Philippines over disputed areas in the South China Sea have been rising following the sinking of a fishing vessel.
Obama, Aquino to sustain countries' bond

Obama, Aquino to sustain countries' bond

WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- The United States and the Philippines plan to maintain their long relationship on economic and strategic issues of mutual interest, President Obama said Friday.

China on 'high alert' in island dispute

BEIJING, May 18 (UPI) -- China was on "high alert" because a group of Philippine citizens planned to sail to China's Huangyan Island and plant a flag, an official said Friday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 10, 2012.
By United Press International

Journalist fatally shot in Philippines

MATI CITY, Philippines, May 9 (UPI) -- A reporter for a Catholic Church-run radio station in the Philippines was fatally shot, the third journalist killed in the country in 15 days, officials said.

U.S. and Philippines begin war games

MANILA, Philippines, April 16 (UPI) -- U.S. and Filipino military exercises near disputed territory in the South China Sea aren't meant to provoke the Chinese, a Philippines spokeswoman said.

Filipino group Bayan says U.S. bigger nuclear threat than North Korea

MANILA, Philippines, April 11 (UPI) -- The Filipino Bayan party says that the U.S. is a bigger nuclear threat than North Korea.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012.
By United Press International

Philippines pushes renewable energy

MANILA, Philippines, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Philippine President Benigno Aquino III called for boosting renewable energy to tackle climate change.
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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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