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The Historic Inauguration of Benigno Noynoy Aquino as the 15th Philippine President

Updated on October 9, 2010

Noynoy Aquino Inaugurated as the 15th Philippine President

The Philippines, a nation which is hungry for a real change now have another President inaugurated this June 30, 2010, with hopes high that poverty will be minimized if not totally eradicated and genuine development will push through further even in the far flung places in the country. This day is not only a big day for President Benigno "'Noynoy" Aquino who is the son of the assassinated hero Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino and the late Philippine President and Times Magazine Woman of the Year Awardee Corazon “Cory” Aquino but to the whole Filipino nation as well.

An estimated half million Filipinos trooped to the Quirino Grandstand and tens of millions of Filipinos watched the momentous celebration on their television to witness another history that was just unveiled. Numerous foreign dignitaries and other celebrities and famous personalities also came in droves to have an eye-witness account of the historic event.

The Filipinos here and abroad was treated to the versatility of their compatriots in terms of their prowess in music, as selected and talented singers graced the event with sheer elegance and wonderful rendition of inspirational Filipino songs.


The Philippine's prolific and vibrant democracy at its finest as the transition of power in the Philippines was smooth and peaceful. Photo from
The Philippine's prolific and vibrant democracy at its finest as the transition of power in the Philippines was smooth and peaceful. Photo from
The newly installed Philippine President Benigno "Noynoy' Aquino. Will the Filipinos finally savor authentic change and prosperity this time. Only time can tell...
The newly installed Philippine President Benigno "Noynoy' Aquino. Will the Filipinos finally savor authentic change and prosperity this time. Only time can tell...
The classic "Laban" or fight sign employed in the Presidential candidacy of Cory Aquino and his son and the Philippine's newest President Benigno "P-Noy" Aquino
The classic "Laban" or fight sign employed in the Presidential candidacy of Cory Aquino and his son and the Philippine's newest President Benigno "P-Noy" Aquino

The new member of the popular TV show in the United States, that is the “Glee,” and singing sensation Charice Pempengco sang the Philippine National Anthem with classiness and style. The Philippine Harmonic Orchestra, the world choir champions, the Philippine Madrigal Singers, and other talented performers like Asian singing champion Regine Velasquez, TV Host and comedian Ogie Alcasid, the dynamic Kundirana, the patriotic Noel Cabangon, the enigmatic Apo Hiking Society, the effervescent Christian Bautista and many more performers treated the Filipinos with heartwarming rendition of songs that is also teeming with messages that encourages and motivates the Filipino people to eradicate the errors of the past and instead push forward further in helping the nation towards its thrust to progress.

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile who is also one of the chief engineers in the dethronement of the then dictator Ferdinand Marcos, proclaimed the victory of Aquino and also his Vice President Jejomar Binay (who mounted a dramatic late surge to upend his favored opponent Mar Roxas for the second most powerful position in the country).

The inauguration was culminated by a rousing and peppery speech of Aquino, which draw cheers and delights from a fraction of the crowd that handed him an overwhelming landslide win in the last May 10, 2010 elections held in the country. The first ever bachelor President in the country, bowed to uplift the country from the shackles of underdevelopment and sorry for the word “corruption.”

The newly installed President promised to the Filipino nation that corruption like redtape, counterflow and the likes will be curbed and eventually be eliminated. The government’s endeavor of building bridges, buildings, schools and other infrastructures will be smooth and free from corruption. He also stated that major improvements will be dished out in the education system of the country, the agricultural sector, and in tax collection in the Bureau of Customs and Bureau of Internal Revenue.

The problems of the nation are truly immense and it will take only a genuine and strong leadership of President to solve all of them. Aquino who wants to be called P-noy might be the leader the Filipinos are waiting for and with fervent hope he can finally turn the tide for his people who are already crippled by corruption and inept governance for the past few decades.


The proclamation of the new Philippine President-elect Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino. Video from YouTube

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    • SilentReed profile image

      SilentReed 7 years ago from Philippines

      The recent fiasco at the Luneta where 8 foreign tourist died due to the ineptitude of government officials makes my point. And as the world watches we continue to see government officials pass the buck which will ultimately land in Nonoy's lap.

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      SilentReed 7 years ago from Philippines

      The presidency may be the most powerful position in the country But without the full cooperation of the bureauCRAZY,with corruption and red tape deeply entrenched.P-Noy's honesty and integrity will not be enough for him to be able to keep his promises. It would be business as usual.

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      mike 7 years ago

      i believe nonoy aquino can do the right things for country and give more attention for what happen in the country...

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      denden mangubat 7 years ago from liloan, cebu, philippines

      is your video sir your own?

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      lil_princess 7 years ago

      ,.,i just hope and pray that the new leadership in the phil.government will have the muscle to impose justice and transparency throughout the nation...

      good luck 2 our next president!!!!

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      onlinecashdigest 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      I think he is leading by example as of the this writing. However, he should use his privilege of not being stopped at traffic lights in order not to compromise his security.

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      quicksand 7 years ago

      Wish you a happy New President!

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      denden mangubat 7 years ago from liloan, cebu, philippines

      God puts him to clean every department.i have faith in him 100%

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      SONNY 7 years ago


      GOD IS ALWAYS THERE.........


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      Ludy mae Econas 7 years ago

      Another chapter on us filipino citizens and youth.Lets act and help together.

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      Gener Geminiano 7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      @jill - lets do it together Filipinos my friend!

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      Gener Geminiano 7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      @HP - yeah will power will certainly be a bog boost in having a clead administration...

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      jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines

      Wow, you're fast GH! Great hub about the beautiful ceremony! I really have high hopes for our country. Let us all do our part to help our new President. Did you go to the street party too?

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      H P Roychoudhury 7 years ago from Guwahati, India

      President Benigno is elected democratically by a thumping majority to bring development by removing poverty and corruption. A patriot will never rest to get peace in mind until he could do his duty for the country men. As I hailed from a country of democracy of Indian Union I believe the democratically elected president will succeed to do his best with the cooperation of the people. It is a victory of democracy if a clean administration is prevailed curving corruption with iron-hand.

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      Gener Geminiano 7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      I just saw our hub and it is indeed, I hope everybody will give their own share in building a stronger nation in the days ahead...

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      Papa Sez 7 years ago from The Philippines to Canada

      Hi GH, hopes are high so I hope everyone would contribute towards the change Filipinos have been dreaming of. I suggested in my most recent hub that change should start from within to effectively overcome inertia.

      Best regards, Papa Sez

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      Gener Geminiano 7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Wow emievil you just give me something to be happy and perhaps even feel that I won the presidency... Thanks a lot for the gesture I owe you that one hehehe...

      Yeah I hope P-noy will get the job done... even hald done will spell big difference to a country that is experiencing toughtimes for the past few decades...

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      emievil 7 years ago from Philippines

      I have to echo Petra's thoughts and wishes and second Hello. I really hope our new president will make good his promise, although I don't expect him to even fulfill 50% of them. I've seen a total of 5 presidents (including GMA) and I have never seen any of them fulfill all their promises (including Cory Aquino). I just hope Noynoy will not over - promise and under - deliver otherwise, we might see another uprising, especially since his VP is not from his own party.

      Great hub GH, you must have typed very fast to come up with this hub :). And hey, congrats for reaching 100,000 views a few days ago. I started a forum topic about it, hope you saw it -

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      Gener Geminiano 7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Yeah thanks a lot HH for finding time to visit...

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      I can only repeat the thoughts and wishes of Petra Vlah. Thank you for an informative hub and your people definitely deserve it.

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      Gener Geminiano 7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Thanks a lot for the visit my friend... Yeah I hope thing will be better now for us Filipinos...

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      Petra Vlah 7 years ago from Los Angeles

      For the sake of the good Philippino people I really hope the new president will keep at least some of his promises - it is rare for any politician to actually do it once in office. Even good people get corrupted by the system and end up just as bad as the rest.

      Let's hope and pray this one is different