Noynoy Aquino

Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Cojuangco Aquino III was born on February 8, 1960. Noynoy Aquino is a Senator for the Philippines and a candidate for President of the Philippines in the 2010 election, intending to represent the Liberal Party. Noynoy Aquino is best known for being the only son of former President Corazon Aquino and Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr.

Noynoy Aquino is a graduate of Ateneo de Manila University, he was seriously wounded by rebel soldiers in a failed coup attempt during his mother's presidency. In 1998, he was elected to the House of Representatives as Representative of the 2nd district of Tarlac province in the 11th Congress of the Philippines. In 2007, he was elected to the Senate of the 14th Congress of the Philippines.

Noynoy Aquino is also the brother of TV host and actress Kris Aquino.

In light of his presidential bid, his critics claim that he cannot boast of any achievements other than those of his parents and some have raised concerns over his unremarkable performance prior to his rise to prominence after his mother's death. In his defense, Noynoy's sister, Pinky, stated that he was merely shy.