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Manila, Philippines – People often turn to books to escape from the pressures of daily life. Even President Aquino is no exception. Aquino, despite his busy schedule, has a great appetite for reading.

The President, addressing the People Asia’s People of the Year Awards 2014 in Makati City Tuesday night, confessed about his love of reading that was inculcated by his parents.

Aquino likewise grabbed the occasion to pay tribute to National Bookstore founder Socorro “Nanay Coring” Ramos, one of the distinguished awardees, admitting that he often bought books from her store.

“My parents inculcated in us a love of reading through the good efforts of National Book Store,” the President told the audience. (Genalyn D. Kabiling)