The Late Former President Noynoy Aquino's Loved Ones Share Personal Tributes
Members of the Aquino and Cojuangco families post their tributes on social media
Even as they were accompanied with military honors, the funeral rites of former Philippine President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III were simple and straightforward—just like the man the ceremonies were honoring, according to his family.
Former President Noynoy's ashes were inurned at the Manila Memorial Park on June 26, Saturday, two days after his peaceful passing in the early hours of Thursday morning. His remains were laid to rest right next to those of his parents, Benigno Aquino Jr. and Corazon Aquino, politicians themselves but more importantly, symbols of the country's fight for democracy who need no further introduction. Present at the solemn occasion were some of his family members, some of whom later shared personal tributes for the late President.
Taking to social media to express their love and final thank yous to President Noynoy, members of the Aquino and Cojuangco families were met with support and sympathy from the late former President's supporters.
Below are some of their tributes:
Former senator Bam Aquino
The late President's cousin who also pursued a political career focused on his intangible achievements—returning hope to Filipinos, championing the voiceless, and paving the way for more good to follow in his wake.
The actress gave a glimpse of a gesture made during President PNoy's internment. A chopper overhead, dropping yellow petals to the crowd below.
Though she was physically away from family in Italy, she talked about sharing the experience with her relatives based in Manila.
The equestrienne kept things simple on Facebook. Despite not saying much, her post garnered more than 75,000 reactions and almost 5,000 comments, as of this writing.
Another cousin of the late President Noynoy's, Bobby Aquino changed his profile photo on Facebook to commemorate a lighthearted moment he shared with him.
President Noynoy's newphew Jiggy, son of his sister Ballsy, also shared a series of short tributes on Instagram.
President Noynoy himself did not have any children, but is survived by four sisters Victoria, Ballsy, Pinky, and Kris.
Lead photo from @bamaquino