The Moment

Erik de Castro / Reuters

What's in a name? Everything when the name is Aquino and the place is the Philippines. More than anything else, Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III has ridden his storied pedigree into an unassailable lead in the presidential race — establishing another political dynasty in a region where they have often been a curse rather than a blessing. Yet Aquino is no ordinary entitled scion. By all accounts, he is a modest man, whose father made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom, and whose mother nurtured her nation's democracy when it otherwise could have died. Those aren't bad credentials for office for...

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