News Roundups (Around the Web)

  • Aquino Son Takes Lead in Philippines — MANILA — Senator Benigno S. Aquino III, whose parents wrested the Philippines from autocratic rule a generation ago, took a commanding lead early Tuesday morning in the race to become the country’s next president, according to incomplete results from Monday’s election.
  • Philippine election gives Aquino a strong platform — (Reuters) – Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino was cruising to victory as counting continued in the Philippines presidential election on Tuesday, leaving him to prove he has the strength to push his reform agenda, fight corruption and cut a large budget deficit.
  • Aquino holds lead in Philippine vote — Manila, Philippines (CNN) — Sen. Benigno Aquino III, the son of former Philippine President Corazon Aquino, led contenders for the Philippines presidency Tuesday morning, as authorities tabulated returns from the country’s first automated national elections.

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