Benigno Aquino, Ex-Philippine President Dies Of Renal Failure

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FILE PHOTO - Philippine President Benigno Aquino gestures during an interview with Reuters at the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila July 2, 2012. REUTERS/Erik De Castro/File Picture

Benigno Aquino, Ex-Philippine President Dies Of Renal Failure at the age of 61 on Thursday morning.

His death was announced by President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman, Harry Roque, and his family, hours after local media reported the former president had been transported to a Manila hospital.

The family in a statement said;

“It is with profound grief that on behalf of our family, I am confirming that our brother, Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III died peacefully in his sleep,” the family said in a statement read by one of his four surviving sisters, Pinky Aquino Abellada.

“His death certificate pronounced his death at 6:30 a.m. due to renal disease secondary to diabetes.”

Vice President Leni Robredo, who ran under the then Aquino-led ruling party when elected in 2016, said it was “heart-breaking” to hear of his death.

“He tried to do what was right, even when it was not popular,” she said in a statement. “He worked quietly and tirelessly for the good of everyone. He will be missed.”

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