Philippine President Benigno Aquino

Philippine President Benigno Aquino

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Benigno Aquino, the Philippines' president. The approval rating for Aquino, known as PNoy or Noynoy in the Philippines, rose 4 percentage points to 72 percent in a March survey of 1,800 adults, polling company Pulse Asia Inc. said in an e-mailed statement on April 8.