Benigno Aquino

Protesters burn an effigy of President Aquino during a rally near Batasang Pambansa in Quezon city

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Protesters burn an effigy of President Benigno Aquino during a rally near Batasang Pambansa in Quezon city, Metro Manila in the Philippines, on Monday. Aquino will address the joint session of Congress delivering his last State of the Nation Acayan.

Protesters run around a burning effigy of Philippine President Benigno Aquino

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Protesters run around a burning effigy of Philippine President Benigno Aquino during a rally near the House of Representatives on Monday. Thousands of protesters tried to march to Congress for a demonstration ahead of Mr Aquino’s annual State of the Nation Address but were blocked by anti-riot policemen.