Up close: The many faces of President Aquino
MANILA, Philippines – In the silence of his room, he pored over documents. With his nephew Josh, he played the fun and loving uncle. In crisis situations, he walked in the trenches with his team.
Gil Nartea, the official photographer of President Benigno Aquino III, shared with Rappler these photos that capture the leader and commander-in-chief in key moments throughout his 6-year term.
Behind the scenes, Nartea would catch Aquino combing whatever is left of his hair, biking with friends in the Palace grounds, walking without security aides, working late into the night in a tent in Bohol, chatting with wounded soldiers in Zamboanga.
In these photos, see Aquino through the years.