Former Philippine President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino passed away on Thursday, June 24, 2021. He was 61 years old.
According to reports, Aquino was brought to the Capitol Medical Center in Quezon City. In the past 5 months, the 15th president of the Philippines had been undergoing dialysis and recently had a heart operation.
Noynoy Aquino was the son of former presidents Ninoy and Cory Aquino. Noynoy served as president from 2010 to 2016.
Malacañang has extended its condolences to the family of former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III on his untimely demise.
All flags across Manila are currently at half-mast to honor the death of the former president.
No information has been announced if a state funeral will be held.
Please stay tuned for updates as this is a developing story.
In a virtual presser, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque observed a moment of silence for Aquino’s passing.
”We commiserate and condole with the family and loved ones of former president Benigno Simeon ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III as we extend our condolences on his untimely demise,” Roque said.
Roque also hailed Aquino for his excellent public service.
“We’re grateful to the former president for his contributions and services to the country,” he said. “Rest in peace, Mr. President.”
Roque also asked the entire nation to offer a prayer for the eternal repose of the former chief executive.
Here are posts from Philippine news channels on their social media accounts about this recent update.
JUST IN: Former President Noynoy Aquino has passed away, according to a member of the family who asked not to be named. pic.twitter.com/BEXDOegTPz
— ABS-CBN News (@ABSCBNNews) June 24, 2021
Former President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III has died.
He served as the 15th President of the Philippines from 2010 to 2016. He was the son of democracy icons, former President Corazon Aquino and late opposition Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. https://t.co/zjLxEQXQCt pic.twitter.com/v3mZKYSHeh
— CNN Philippines (@cnnphilippines) June 24, 2021
“HE TRIED TO DO WHAT WAS RIGHT, EVEN WHEN IT WAS NOT POPULAR”
Ikinalungkot ni Vice Pres. Leni Robredo ang biglaang pagpanaw ni dating pangulong Noynoy Aquino. pic.twitter.com/TMPS7OxyYu
— News5 (@News5PH) June 24, 2021