Benigno Aquino IIIBenigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III
), also known by his nickname, Noynoy
, is a Philippine
politician and son of Benigno Aquino Jr, the popular opposition senator under the dictatorship of President Ferdinand Marcos
. He is also the son of former president Corazon Aquino
. He is a congressman on his second term representing the second district of Tarlac
Aquino was wounded during the 1987 failed coup attempt against his mother and was almost killed by a grenade. He ran for Congress as a representative of Tarlac and won in 1998. He again ran for reelection and won in 2001.