Philippines' President Benigno Aquino

Philippines' President Benigno Aquino

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“In Mindanao, we have a power shortage brought about by neglect for too long a time,” Benigno Aquino, the Philippines' president, said in a May 8 interview. “There is already a demand and there will be more of the demand once the framework peace agreement is completed, the whole process is done and we have peace.”