The Aquino Clan is one of the powerful political families in the Philippines. Hailing from the province of Tarlac, the clan has already produced several congressmen, senators, vice governor and president. Its patriarch is Servillano Aquino, who was a delegate to the Malolos Congress in 1898. His son, Benigno Aquino, Sr. followed his footsteps as he represented the 2nd District of Tarlac to the House of Representatives (1916-1928) as well as to the Philippine Legislature by being a senator (1928-1934). The next generation of Aquinos continued what their patriarch has started and serve the government with principle and dedication they think the country deserves.
Here is the list of the members of the family who have served and are still serving the country:
- Servillano Aquino - former Representative of Samar to the Malolos Congress in 1898;
- Benigno Aquino, Sr. - a former Representative of the 2nd District of Tarlac from the 4th Philippine Legislature to the 7th Philippine Legislature and Senator from 1928 to 1934;
- Benigno Aquino, Jr. - a former Senator of the Philippines (1968-1972) who was assassinated during the Marcos regime;
- Corazon C. Aquino - wife of Benigno Aquino, Jr., she is the 11th President of the Philippines (1986-1992);
- Agapito Aquino - son of Benigno Aquino, Sr., better known as Butz Aquino, he is a former Senator (1987-1995) and Congressman (1998-2007);
- Teresita Aquino-Oreta - daughter of Benigno Aquino, Sr., she is a former Senator of the Philippines (1998-2004);
- Herminio Aquino - son of Servillano Aquino, he is a former Congressman (1992-1998) and Vice-Governor (1998-2001);
- Jesli Aquino Lapus - cousin of Benigno Aquino, Jr., he is a former Congressman (1998-2006) and currently the secretary of Education (2007- ) ;
- Benigno Aquino III - son of Benigno Aquino, Jr. and Corazon Aquino, is a current Senator to the 14th Congress of the Philippines and is a former Congressman (1998-2007), he is commonly known as Noynoy.
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