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The President of the Republic of the Philippines


President Benigno “Noynoy” S. Aquino III is an economist by training and a public official by profession. He served three terms as Congressman of the Second District of Tarlac before placing sixth in the May 2007 Senatorial elections that earned him a 6-year mandate as Senator of the Republic of the Philippines.

Government Service

President, Republic of the Philippines

Senator, Senate of the Philippines, 14th Congress of the Republic of the Philippines, July 1, 2007 – June 29, 2010

A. Chairman, Committee on Local Government
B. Vice Chairman, Committee on Justice and Human Rights

C. Committee Membership
  • Accounts
  • Constitutional Amendments, Revisions of Codes and Laws
  • Economic Affairs
  • Education, Arts and Culture
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • National Defense and Security
  • Peace, Unifications and Reconciliation
  • Public Works
  • Trade and Commerce
  • Urban Planning, Housing and Resettlement
  • Ways and Means
  • Youth, Women and Family Relations

D. Priority Bills

  • Senate Bill No. 1370 – an act granting an annual productivity incentive to all workers in the private sector, establishing mechanisms for its implementation, and for other purposes
  • Senate Bill No. 1719 – an act limiting the re-appointment of presidential nominees by-passed by the Commission on Appointments (CA)
  • Senate Bill No. 1710 – an act banning the re-appointment of a regular member of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) who has already served the full term
  • Senate Bill No. 2035 – an act requiring the regular maintenance and preservation of all public infrastructures, establishing mechanisms for its implementation and for other purposes
  • Senate Bill No. 2036 – an act increasing the penalties for non-compliance of the prescribed increases and adjustments in the wage rates of workers, amending for the purpose Republic Act No. 6727

E. Resolutions

  • Senate Resolution No. 190 – investigating the exercise and implementation of the powers of local chief executives under Republic Act 7160 otherwise known as the “Local Government Code of 1991” in relation to Republic Act 6975 known as the “Philippine National Police (PNP) Law” and Republic Act 8551 known as “The PNP Reform and Reorganization Act of 1998”
  • Senate Resolution No. 205 – investigating the bomb explosion at the House of Representatives, condemning in the strongest possible terms the recent bombing at the House of Representatives, extending sympathies to the victims and calling on authorities to conduct a swift and thorough investigation into this incident
  • Senate Resolution No. 229 – directing the appropriate Senate committees to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the circumstances leading to the arrest and ‘processing’ of journalists and media personalities after the Manila Peninsula standoff on 29 November 2007

Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, 13th Congress of the Philippines, November 2004 –February 2006

Member, House of Representatives, 1998-2001; 2001-2004; 2004-2007

A. Committee Membership

13th Congress

  • Banks & Financial Intermediaries
  • Energy
  • Export Promotion
  • Public Order & Safety

12th Congress

  • Civil, Political & Human Rights
  • Good Government
  • Inter-Parliamentary Relations & Diplomacy
  • Public Order & Security

11th Congress

  • Agriculture
  • Appropriations
  • Banks & Financial Intermediaries
  • Civil, Political & Human Rights (Vice-Chairman)
  • Natural Resources
  • People’s Participation
  • Public Order & Security
  • Suffrage and Electoral Reforms
  • Trade & Industry
  • Transportation & Communications

B. Priority Bills

  • House Bill No. 4251 – granting annual productivity incentives to all workers in the private sector
  • House Bill No. 4397 – strengthening the regulatory power of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to effectively enforce consumer laws
  • House Bill No. 4252 – increasing the penalties for non-compliance of the prescribed increases and adjustments in the wage rates of workers
  • House Bill No. 3616 – extending the reglementary period for the educational qualification for PNP members
  • House Bill No. 1842 – providing for the codification of criminal laws

C. Resolutions

  • House Resolution No. 65 – inquiry in aid of legislation into the politics and processes of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) in granting rate increases to electric utilities
  • House Resolution No. 788 – creating a select Congressional Oversight Committee on intelligence funds to check and study the use of intelligence funds by government agencies to ensure that funds allocated therefore are utilized for the purpose they are intended

Liberal Party Leadership

  • Executive Vice President, December 18, 2007 to present
  • Vice Chairman, March 17, 2006 to December 17, 2007
  • Secretary General, 2004 to March 16, 2006
  • Vice-President for Luzon 2002-2004
  • Secretary General, 1999-2002
  • Chairman of the Board, Central Luzon Congressional Caucus


Tertiary Education: AB Economics, Ateneo de Manila University (1977-1981)
Secondary Education: Ateneo de Manila University (1973-1977)

Personal Data

Date of Birth         8 February 1960
Place of Birth         Manila
Civil Status            Single
Parents                 Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” S. Aquino Jr. (†), and former President Corazon                             C. Aquino (†)

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