The former president of Philippines, Benigno Aquino died at the age of 61 after being hospitalized in Manalia. He ruled the presidency of Philippines from 2010 to 2016. Before his political career he used to work in the family sugar business.
The reason of his death is not cleared yet. Benigno hospitalized earlier on Thursday and the death statement is stated later on the same day.
Who was Noynoy Aquino?
Benigno was popularly known as Noynoy. He was the country’s 15th president. He was the three term member of parliament between 1998 to 2007, representing the sugar- growing Tarlac province north of Manalia. He became president after the death of his mother in 2009, Corazon Aquino, who was also the president from 1986 to 1992. His father Benigno ‘Ninoy’ Aquino was a senator who was against the rules of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos. His father was killed brutally after he returned home from political exile 1983.
Noynoy Aquino as President
The presidential palace offers condolence to his family members and asked the local public to pray for his peace soul. Vice president Leni Roberdo shows her grief on Benigno death. She stated ‘it was heart breaking to hear his death’. He further stated that he tried to do the things he feels right even though the thing is not popular. He worked quietly and tirelessly for the good of everyone. He will be missed. Even the Imee Marcos, daughter of the late dictator tribute Aquino for his kind and simple soul and stated that he will be missed. The Supreme Court Justice Marvic Leonen who was appointed by Aquino said ‘it is a huge loss, this morning when I heard about the news of the death of the former president’.
On Thursday, flags were flying on the senate building and at the House of Representatives.
He stilled having the bullet wound from a Military coup in 1987 against his mother. During the fight he was shot five times and three of his bodyguard was killed in the fight also.
In November 2013, Aquino handled the devastation caused by the Typhoon Haiyan that killed more than 6000 people.
Noynoy Aquino’s Family
Kris Aquino is the sister of the president who went to hospital after the death news of the Noynoy. She is an actress and has four siblings. Kris is famous personality in the Philippines entertainment industry. She arrives at the QC hospital following the death of the Noynoy’s. The family prays for rest his soul.