Following the death of his mother on August 1, 2009, many people began calling on Aquino to run for president. On September 9, 2009, Aquino officially announced he would be a candidate in the 2010 presidential election, held on May 10, 2010. On June 9, 2010, the Congress of the Philippines proclaimed Aquino the winner of the 2010 presidential election. In 2013, TIME magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.
Although the official residence of the President is the Malacañang Palace, Aquino actually resides in the Bahay Pangarap (House of Dreams), located within the Palace grounds.
I really admire our present President because of his extraordinary way of running the country. Compared to other administration, he is really running after those politicians or officials who got our wealth illicitly. Though he’s a bit childish on the way he reacts to certain issues that plague his administration. When he talks about people who he thinks are corrupt, he usually goes into attack mode and lambasts them in front of his audience. Back then, a lot of Filipinos were shocked and disgusted with the way he acted like a toddler throwing a tantrum and hurling insults at those on hot seats like Corona who he insisted was getting in the way of his straight and righteous path towards good governance. For GMA, Pnoy said she should have done something about the transgressions during her term. For me, this is just but alright.
To most Filipinos, he is not good with his numbers either. He thinks that “billion” is lower than “million”. But that is not even the worst thing that the public can take away from many of his statement. Not only did he try to divert the attention of the media from the alleged pork barrel scam, it seems he is not giving