Benigno III Aquino
- Category : 1960-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Masks 1
Filipino politician, the 15th President of the Philippines from June 2010. His parents were President Corazon Aquino and Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr.
Aquino completed his Bachelor of Arts (major in Economics) in Manila in 1981 and soon joined his family in their exile in the United States. He returned to the Philippines in 1983 shortly after the assassination of his father and held several positions working in the private sector.
Following the death of his mother on 1 August 2009, many Filipinos began calling on Aquino to run for president. On 9 September 2009, Aquino officially announced he would be a candidate in the 2010 presidential election, held on 10 May 2010. On 9 June 2010, the Congress of the Philippines proclaimed Aquino the winner of the 2010 presidential election. On 30 June 2010, at noon, in Manila, Aquino was sworn into office as the fifteenth President of the Philippines, succeeding Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.