The Philippine flags in Cavite have been flown at half-mast to mourn the death of former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, who passed away on Thursday morning, June 24.
The 61-year-old “died peacefully in his sleep” due to renal failure secondary to diabetes, according to his family.
He was pronounced dead at 6:30 am after being rushed at the Capitol Medical Center in Quezon City.
Meanwhile, some government officials in Cavite took to social media to pay tribute to the late former President.
In a Facebook post, Imus mayor Emmanuel Maliksi posted some photos of him and his late father former Cavite Governor Ayong to recall their meeting with Aquino, their political ally then.
Rest in Peace, former President Benigno “Noynoy” C. Aquino III. Tayo’y malungkot na namamaalam sa isang malapit na…Posted by Mayor Emmanuel Maliksi on Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Kawit mayor Angelo Aguinaldo also expressed his condolences to Aquino’s bereaved family and friends as he thanked the late chief executive for his public service.
Paalam, dating Pangulong Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III. Salamat sa iyong paglilingkod. Ipinararating din natin ang pakikiramay sa pamilya at mga kaibigan ng ating dating pangulo. #SalamatPNoyPosted by Angelo G. Aguinaldo on Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Bacoor City Mayor Lani Revilla offered prayers for the soul of Aquino while Carmona Mayor Roy Loyola said the late official’s legacy will always be remembered.
Sa ngalan ng Lungsod ng Bacoor, kami ay taos pusong nakikiramay sa pamilya Aquino sa pagyao ng ating dating Pangulo Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino. Ang aming panalangin sa panahon ng pagdadalamhati 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼Posted by Lani M. Revilla on Wednesday, June 23, 2021
The Municipal Government of Carmona, Cavite is one with the nation as we mourn the passing of Former President Benigno “…Posted by Atty. Roy M. Loyola on Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Bailen Mayor Neila Angeles also posted on Facebook a message to pay her last respect to the late former President.
Aquino served as the country’s 15th president from 2010 to 2016. He was the son of the late Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. and late President Cory Aquino.