Benigno Aquino III sworn in as Philippines’ president

June 30th, 2010 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS  

Manila, June 30 (DPA) Benigno Aquino III was sworn in Wednesday as the Philippines’ 15th president before hundreds of thousands of cheering supporters.
Aquino, 50, took his oath of office shortly before noon (0400 GMT) at Rizal Park in central Manila after leading Filipinos in bidding farewell to his predecessor Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

He is to serve the Philippines as president for a term of six years during which he has vowed to fight corruption and poverty.

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