Politicians And Other Personalities Share Stories About Former President Noynoy Aquino

Despite many political differences and issues, many politicians and personalities have shared their stories about Former President Noynoy Aquino.

Former President Noynoy Aquino passed away in June 24, 2021 at the age of 61 due to renal disease secondary to diabetes. The former President’s sister Pinky Aquino-Abellada shared that he was frequently int he hospital even before the pandemic. “Mission accomplished, Noy, be happy now with Dad and Mom,” she added.

Former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales said “He was brave. He went after powerful people who did wrong. But he was fair and allowed justice to prevail even to his discredit”. Morales Indicted Aquino over the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program or DAP. “It was a great honor to have served as Ombudsman when he was our President and honesty, integrity, and the rule of law guided our government,” she added.


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Billionaire Businessman Manny Villar took to Instagram his condolences and said that the former President Noynoy Aquino was a “formidable political adversary” that he respected. It can be remembered that Villar was one of Aquino’s rivals in the 2010 Presidential elections and he shared that “despite our differences, I admired his courage and vision to serve our people.”

“But personally, and more significantly, I admired him greatly when he came and visited the wake of my mother in 2015. At a time of profound sadness and grief, he offered kind words of comfort, perhaps drawing from his own experience when his mother, former president Corazon Aquino, died,” he added.

Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teddy Boy Locsin shared his grief on twitter saying that the former President was “incorruptible”.

The Embassy of France also posted about the late President saying that the Bilateral relations between France and the Philippines reached new heights during his Presidency.

 Vice-President Leni Robredo also took to Twitter her grief over the passing of the former President saying “Mabuti siyang kaibigan at tapat na Pangulo”.

Senator Imee Marcos also shared a photo of her and the former President saying that she will treasure their memories as freshmen legislators.


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Governor Chiz Escudero also shared on Facebook that the former President’t term had a “deep commitment to democracy, human rights and curbing corruption”.

Former Vice-President Jojo Binay who served under Pnoy’s term shared a photo of them together saying that their friendship will not diminish despite of political differences.

During a Press Briefing with Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, he offered a moment of silence for the late President Noynoy Aquino. “We commiserate and condole with the family and loved ones of former president Benigno Simeon Aquino III as we extend our condolences on his untimely demise,” he said.

“We are grateful to the former president for his contribution and services to the country. We ask our people to offer a prayer for the eternal repose of our former chief executive. Rest in peace, Mr. President,” he added.