Noynoy Aquino Announces Bid for Presidency in 2010 - GMA News

After weeks of speculation, Sen. Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III finally announced on Wednesday that he will run for president in 2010 to "continue the fight" for democratic reforms started by his politically influential parents.

video "Tinatanggap ko ang hiling ng sambayanan. Tinatanggap ko rin po ang bilin at habilin, tagubilin ng aking mga magulang. Tinatanggap ko ang responsibilidad na ituloy ang laban para sa bayan. Tinatanggap ko ang hamong mamuno sa labang ito. Bayang Pilipinas, tatakbo ako sa pagka-pangulo sa darating na halalan," said Noynoy, who made the announcement on the 40th day after the death of his mother, former President Corazon C. Aquino.

(I accept the call of the people and the advice of my parents, and the responsibility to continue the fight for our nation. I accept the challenge to lead this fight. I will run for president in the coming elections.) Read full text...

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