|Born||Herminio S. Aquino
April 25, 1949
|Other names||Cong Hermie|
|Known for||half-brother of the late Benigno Aquino, Sr.|
|Spouse(s)||Ma. Victoria Guanzón|
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.
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.
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.
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.
He is currently the National Chairman of Aksyon Demokratiko
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.