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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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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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