President Benigno Aquino’s death was announced by his family, hours after he had been transported to a Manila hospital. He died on Thursday of renal failure as a result of diabetes, he was 61years.
The family said in a statement read by Pinky Aquino Abellada;
“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.”
“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 heartbreaking to hear of his death. He tried to do what was right, even when it was not popular, He worked quietly and tirelessly for the good of everyone. He will be missed.”
In a statement, Senator Imee Marcos, daughter of the late dictator, paid tribute to Aquino for his “kind and simple soul” and said he would be deeply missed.