His mother, Corazon Aquino, was President from 1986 to 1992.
The reserved 50-year-old senator pledged to fight corruption after riding a wave of support from the “People Power” movement of his democracy hero parents.
Aquino steamrollered his rivals in Monday’s election, with the latest results giving him more than 40 percent of the estimated 37.5 million votes cast in the country’s first automated polls.
His closest rival, former president Joseph Estrada, 73, was trailing on 25 percent of the vote with only a few million ballots still uncounted, but refused to concede before the final results are announced.- Associated Press
A concession isn’t necessary but it would be a nice gesture. Then Estrada has always come off as an idiot and a crook to me. How can millions of people vote for this convicted criminal?
Some Filipinos have a masochistic streak in them. They voted for Estrada, Imelda Marcos, and outgoing President Gloria Arroyo. Marcos and Arroyo got elected to the Philippine House.
I love the Philippines and its people(My wife Leonita is from Tacloban and we will celebrate our 21st wedding anniversary on May 30th) but its politics where proven crooks get voted back into office just astounds me.