Manila, Philippines – The Malacañang Palace has released their official statement and expressed condolences to the family of the late Ex-President Benigno ‘Noynoy” Aquino III who has passed away on Thursday morning June 24, 2021.
“I express my deepest sympathies to his siblings, Ballsy, Pinky, Viel and Kris, as well as to all his loved ones, friends and supporters, in his period of sadness,” President Rodrigo Roa Duterte said in a statement.
“Let us all take this opportunity to unite in prayer and set aside our differences as we pray respects to a leader who has given his best to serve the Filipino people,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Aquino siblings also released their official statements on the passing of Former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, a brother, on Thursday morning.
To quote from Ballsy (eldest) who read to the press:
“Kagaya ng serbisyong binigay niya sa bayan, hindi maingay, trabahong galing sa puso, dahil alam niya, kayo ang boss niya. Kaya nga nakilala siya bilang si PNoy, dahil ayaw niyang maramdaman na dapat siyang bigyan ng kakaibang pansin. Hangarin niyang hindi mapahiya sa inyo dahil sa paghikayat na mahirap man pero tama na sundin ang daang matuwid. Nagawa niya ang lahat ng iyon.
Masakit po para sa amin na tahimik niyang tinanggap ang mga batikos. Natatak sa aming mga kapatid na noong sinabihan namin siyang magsalita at labanan ang mga maling haka-haka, simple lang ang sagot niya sa amin: kaya pa niyang matulog sa gabi. Hinarap niya ang lahat ng imbestigasyon at akusasyon. Sandiganbayan November 2017, Senado noong December 2017, at Kongreso noong February 2018. Because when you enter public service, when you serve with honesty and dignity, and you know you have committed no crime against the people, hindi ka matatakot magsabi ng totoo.
Pribado po siyang tao. Bago pa man ang pandemic, labas pasok na po siya sa ospital. Nais naming magpasalamat sa lahat ng mga doktor at sa buong medical team na nag-alaga sa kapatid namin. Naramdaman namin bilang mga kapatid niya that they did everything to make him comfortable. They became compassionate friends who gave him true respect by valuing and protecting his privacy.
Sa lahat ng totoong kaibigan niya na walang palya siyang dinadalaw, tine-text, pinapadalhan ng pagkain, sinasamahan at pinoprotektahan siya, salamat po! Sa mga madre at pari na malapit sa pamilya namin na walang sawang pinagdasal ang kanyang paggaling, salamat din po. Sa tropa niya, kay Ivy, at siguro ang numero uno sa listahan, si Yolly, na 30 years siyang inalagaan, lahat ng kasama niya sa Times Street na mula noong pandemic, bihirang nag-o-off dahil alam nila delikado para sa kanya, salamat.
Sa mga botante ng second district ng Tarlac noong 1998, kayo ang unang bumoto sa kanya. Sa inyo siya nagsimula, three terms ang nabuo niya. Sa 14.3 million Filipinos na noong 2007 voted for him to become senator, and sa 15.2 million Filipinos na nagtiwala sa kanya noong 2010 at binigay ang pinakamalaking karangalan na pwedeng ipagkaloob na kahit na sinong Pilipino, habang buhay naming tatanawin na utang na loob ‘yung naibigay ninyo sa aming kapatid. Maraming, maraming salamat po.
It is with profound grief that on behalf of our family, I am confirming that our brother Benigno “Noynoy” S. Aquino III, died peacefully in his sleep, his death certificate pronounced his death at 6:30 a.m. due to renal disease, secondary to diabetes.
No words can express how broken our hearts are and how long it will take for us to accept the reality that he is gone. Mission accomplished ka, Noy. Be happy now with dad and mom. We love you and we are so blessed to have had the privilege to have had you as our brother. We will miss you forever, Noy.
Aquino siblings confirmed the death of their brother Noynoy due to renal disease, secondary to diabetes.
Aquino as been hospitalized since 2019 due to various illnesses. He was even confined at the Makati Medical Center Intensive Care unit during that time. The former president, a smoker, also admitted that he suffered from Pneumonia. He was also undergoing dialysis and recently performed underwent heart operation.
Kris Aquino confirmed that the remains of Former President Benigno Aquino III’s have been cremated.
When is the burial of former President Aquino remains?
She also confirmed that the mass would be held at the Ateneo this Friday, June 25. His remains will be buried at the Manila Memorial Cemetery on Saturday, June 26 besides his parents remains.
This story will be updated as soon as additional information surfaces.