MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno ‘Noynoy” Aquino III died on June 24, 2021 after being rushed at the Capitol Medical Center in Quezon City.
Cause of death
The Aquino family through a statement read by Pinky Aquino Abellada said that the former president died from a renal disease secondary to diabetes. She added that Noynoy passed away in his sleeep around 6:30 in the morning, Thursday, June 24, 2021.
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.
President Aquino is the only son of the Former Presidents Corazon Aquino and Benigno Aquino. He was elected as the President of the Philippines on June 30, 2016 succeeding the former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. On 2016, his term ended and was succeeded by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.
Pnoy is the brother of Kris Aquino, a multimedia personality, Aurora Corazon “Pinky” Cojuangco Aquino-Abellada, Victoria Elisa Aquino-Dee and Maria Elena “Ballsy” Cojuangco Aquino-Cruz.
He is the proponent of the “Daang Matuwid” (straight path) slogan promising uprightness, integrity and transparency during his reign.
Among the greatest events which were also blamed with his reign are the Manila hostage crisis on August 2010, Typhoon Yolanda aid on November 2013, and Mamasapano Massacre on January 2015.
He was the only President who has never married or have children. He was had relationship with Shalani Soledad and was linked to Korina Sanchez, Bernadette Sembrano and Liz Uy.
This story will be updated as soon as additional information surfaces.