Friday, April 19, 2013

President Aquino among Time's 'Most Influential' people

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III is among Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World" for this year's list.

Now on its tenth year, "Time 100" honors people in the world who make a difference by being innovative.

The list, published Thursday, put Aquino among the 23 top influencers categorized as "leaders." Other groups include titans, pioneers, icons, and artists.

Other prominent leaders in the list include Pope Francis, U.S. President Barack Obama, South Korea leader Park Geun-hye and North Korea head Kim Jong-un.

Time lauded Aquino's performance to boost Philippine economy and cited his strong stand on crucial issues, including the highly-regarded Reproductive Health Bill.

Malacañang Palace in a statement said Aquino's inclusion in Time 100 is "a true grit which characterizes his leadership."

It said it also highlighted "the optimism, dynamism and renewed pride which has restored the standing of our nation in the eyes of Filipinos and the world."

Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World


Jay Z
Valerie Jarrett
Elon Musk
Oh-Hyun Kwon
Scooter Braun
Kevin Systrom
Michael Kors
Palaniappan Chidambaram
Ren Zhengfei
Gina Rinehart
Ted Sarandos
Markus Persson and Jens Bergensten
Igor Sechin
Tadashi Yanai
Sam Yagan
Shonda Rhimes
Lebron James
David Einhorn
Magnus Carlsen
Sheryl Sandberg


Rand Paul
Noynoy Aquino
Barack Obama
Chris Christie
Hassan Sheik Mohamud
John Brennan
Park Geun-hye
Yair Lapid
Wayne LaPierre
Kamala Harris
Fethullah Gulen
Xi Jinping
Wilfredo De Jesús
Tom Coburn
Kim Jong Un
Abdullah Ocalan
Enrique Peña Nieto
Elena Kagan
Joe Biden
Susana Martinez
Mario Draghi
Joyce Banda
Pope Francis


Jennifer Lawrence
Christina Aguilera
Steven Spielberg
Jonathan Ive
Alex Atala
Ed Ruscha
Mindy Kaling
Jenna Lyons
Bryan Cranston
George Saunders
Jimmy Kimmel
Wang Shu
Hilary Mantel
Frank Ocean
Jimmy Fallon


Aamir Khan
Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller
Marissa Mayer
Hannah Gay, Katherine Luzuriaga and Deborah Persaud
Bassem Youssef
Joaquim Barbosa
Vrinda Grover
Perry Chen
Roya Mahboob
David Coleman
Travis Tygart
Eric Greitens
Andrew Sheng
Don Yeomans
Jared Cohen
Moncef Marzouki
Christopher Fabian and Erica Kochi
Kimberly Blackwell
Kai-Fu Lee
Mary Nichols
Peter Theisinger and Richard Cook


Malala Yousafzai
Lena Dunham
Mario Balotelli
Peng Liyuan
Aung San Suu Kyi
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde
Lindsey Vonn
Justin Timberlake
Gabrielle Giffords
Daniel Day-Lewis
Kate Middleton
Michelle Obama
Li Na

[Photo: Aaron Favila, AP]

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