Tributes For The Late Former President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III
Many are paying their respects with the confirmation of his death on June 24
Former Philippine President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III died on the morning of June 24, Thursday, after being rushed to the hospital.
It was known that the 61-year-old had been undergoing dialysis and was managing other health problems for sometime, but the true state of his physical health had remained undisclosed for years. Since ending his term in 2016, he has lived mostly a private life and has made very few public appearances.
His family has released an official statement about his passing, which his younger sister, Kris Aquino, shared on her Instagram page.
As former President Noynoy's family prepares for his funeral, his former colleagues, fellow public servants, and supporters continue paying their respects in personal tributes.
See what they have to say about the late former Philipine President Noynoy below:
Vice President Leni Robredo
Nakakadurog ng puso ang balitang wala na si PNoy. Mabuti siyang kaibigan at tapat na Pangulo. He tried to do what was right, even when it was not popular. Tahimik at walang pagod siyang nagtrabaho para makatulong sa marami. He will be missed. Nakikiramay ako sa kanyang pamilya. pic.twitter.com/mqzrPKA6dr— Leni Robredo (@lenirobredo) June 24, 2021
Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri
Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teddy Locsin Jr.
I was the reporter assigned to cover PNoy’s campaign in 2010. I had a front row seat to how crowds met him as they barnstormed around the country. Oftentimes I had to find means to catch up with his campaign team. RIP PNoy. pic.twitter.com/WKVas05hXe— Ces Oreña-Drilon (@cesdrilon) June 24, 2021
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno
Senator Joel Villanueva
Senator Grace Poe
I am deeply saddened to hear about the sudden passing of former President Noynoy Aquino. Thank you for your firm leadership, hard work & integrity. More than these attributes, I will remember him as a kind, thoughtful childhood friend. RIP, PNoy. Prayers for the Aquino family🙏🏼— Loren Legarda (@loren_legarda) June 24, 2021
Former presidential candidate Jejomar Binay
Noynoy and I may have had political differences during the last few years of his term, but that will not diminish the many years of friendship between our families.— Jejomar C. Binay (@JojoCBinay) June 24, 2021
My deepest condolences to the family. Godspeed, Pareng Noy.
Malacañang spokesperson Harry Roque
WATCH: Malacañang spokesperson Harry Roque condoles with the Aquino family on the passing of former Pres. Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, says he will be remembered for his service to the country. | via @InaReformina #PaalamPNoy pic.twitter.com/gHio4hkrYV— ABS-CBN News (@ABSCBNNews) June 24, 2021
Former Philippine President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III is survived by his siblings Kris Aquino, Victoria Elisa Aquino-Dee, Ballsy Aquino-Cruz, and Pinky Aquino-Abellada.
Photo from @abscbnnews