Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III for President

Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III announced early this morning his presidential bid for Philippine elections come 2010.

Using the sign "Laban" (fight) which symbolizes his political party's main thrust and the hand-gesture popularized by his late parents Ninoy Aquino and Corazon Aquino, Noynoy Aquino stood tall as he officially declared his candidacy.

A date chosen carefully, 09-09-09 is also the 40th day after Cory Aquino's death.

In his speech, Noynoy acknowledged and accepted the public clamor and challenge raised to him by the people. He is accepting the legacy left to him by his parents and the responsibility to continue their [parents] fight. This was held at around 8am at Club Filipino in Greenhills where Cory Aquino took oath for the highest political position in the land back in 1986.

News Source: Photos from and Noynoy Aquino Facebook

It was not confirmed however, if Mar Roxas would be his running mate as vice-president. Rumors are going around that other aspirants are also possible like Jejomar Binay, current Makati City mayor.

Noynoy is expected to be largely supported by those tired of the current government and his sisters especially celebrity Kris Aquino. Questions about Noynoy Aquino's girlfriend is also floating around as a prospective future first lady.

Aquino is also expected to face other possible presidential aspirants including Estrada, Escudero, De Castro, and Villar.

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