Aquino proclaimed Philippines` 15th President
The Philippine Congress has proclaimed Benigno Aquino III the country`s new President.
Manila, Philippines: The Philippine Congress has proclaimed Benigno Aquino III the country`s new President.
A joint Senate and House of Representatives session voted Wednesday to formalize Aquino`s landslide victory in the country`s first national automated elections last month. The son of the country`s revered democracy icons campaigned on a pledge to target corruption and eliminate poverty.
Aquino will take his oath of office on June 30 to succeed Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, whose nine-year rule has been wracked by four coup attempts and opposition impeachment bids over allegations of election fraud, corruption and human rights abuses.