Former Philippine President, Benigno Aquino dies at 61.

Written by on June 24, 2021

Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has died after a prolonged illness.

News reports say Aquino had been undergoing dialysis for at least five months and had recently undergone heart surgery.

It was also gathered that he was hospitalized earlier in the day before giving up the ghost.

61-year-old, Aquino, served as the country’s 15th president from 2010 to 2016 and was succeeded in office by the incumbent, Rodrigo Duterte.

His family has yet to issue an official statement but his former spokeswoman Abigail Valte told reporters in Manila a statement is forthcoming today.

Credit: Aljazeera

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