Herminio Aquino

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Herminio Aquino
Born Herminio S. Aquino
(1949-04-25) April 25, 1949 (age 68)
Manila, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Other names Cong Hermie
Occupation businessman, politician
Known for half-brother of the late Benigno Aquino, Sr.
Spouse(s) Ma. Victoria Guanzón

Herminio Sánchez Aquino (born April 25, 1949) is a Filipino businessman, former politician and a vice presidential candidate where he ran as the running mate of Raul Roco in 2004.

Early life[edit]

Aquino was born 1949 in Manila, Philippines to Gen. Servillano "Mianong" Aquino and Belen Sanchez. He was born more than one year after his half brother, former Speaker of the National Assembly Benigno S. Aquino, Sr., died.

Educational Life[edit]

He graduated with honors with a degree of Bachelor of Arts in Economics at the Ateneo de Manila University in 1969.


As a businessman, he held various top-management positions that including vice president of G.A. Machineries Inc. from 1974–1981, senior consultant of Management and Investment Development Associates Inc. from 1972–1985, vice president of Circa Nila Development Corp. from 1981-1985.

Political Life[edit]

After the People Power Revolution in 1986, he was invited by relative President Corazon Aquino to join the government. He served as deputy executive secretary and minister of the Ministry of Human Settlements from 1986 to 1987.

Aquino ran for congressman and won as representative of the 3rd district of Tarlac from 1987-1998. Since Philippine laws limit a congressman to serve only for three consecutive terms, he ran as Tarlac provincial vice governor under Margarita "Ting-Ting" Cojuangco, sister-in-law of Corazon Aquino. He won the election and served from 1998-2001. He ran again for his second term in 2001 but together with Mrs. Cojuangco, lost to Lakas-NUCD-UMDP candidates.

Post-Political Life[edit]

Aquino returned to private life as a businessman. He became chairman and president of Buenavista Management Corporation which serves as management consultants, financial advisors and project packagers. He is concurrently the chairman Trackworks Inc., an advertising and retail company for Metro Rail Transit.

He was the campaign manager and fund raiser for the Aksyon Demokratiko Party. He was invited by Raul Roco to be his running mate for the 2004 elections. He accepted the offer to run for the position of Vice President of the Philippines. However, he gathered less than a million votes and lost to Noli de Castro.

He returned again to private life and his previous position in business.

In 2013 elections he ran for congressman in 3rd district of Tarlac, under the Liberal Party.

He is currently the National Chairman of Aksyon Demokratiko

Personal life[edit]

Hermie, as many call him, is married to Ma. Victoria Guanzon. Their four children are Servillano II, Paolo Antonio, and Ma. Theresa Belinda and Ma. Camille Corazon.

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