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Benigno Aquino III takes oath as Philippines' 15th president

06-30-2010 15:14 BJT

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Benigno Aquino III has taken his oath of office as the Philippines' 15th president.

He was sworn in at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila on Wednesday. Despite the rain, hundreds of thousands gathered for the ceremony.

At around 11:30 a.m. local time, Philippine Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile proclaimed Aquino as the nation's new leader.

Aquino has promised to close the gap between rich and poor, fight poverty and root out pervasive corruption in the government.


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