Talk to Al Jazeera

Benigno Aquino III

The president of the Philippines talks to Al Jazeera about his family’s legacy and his efforts to tackle corruption.

It has been just over a year since he took power, with a cloud hanging over his family and country: The mystery surrounding the death of his father, a popular politician who was assasinated as he was about to take on the country’s then dictator Ferdinand Marcos, lingers on.

Al Jazeera talks to Benigno Aquino III about who killed his father, his efforts to stop corruption, his confrontation today with the Catholic church as he tries to come to terms with the country’s growing population, and his leadership style.