- Former Pres. Benigno Aquino III was rushed to the hospital on Thursday morning
- The reason was not yet disclosed to the public, but he died later at the age of 61
- According to initial reports, the former president was brought to a hospital in Quezon City, particularly the Capitol Medical Center
- Aquino served as President from 2010 to 2016 and he was able to deliver economic growth of over 6%, which was deemed as the highest growth since the 1970s
Former President Benigno Aquino, III was brought to the hospital on Thursday morning and died at the age of 61.
The reason for the hospitalization of the former president was not yet disclosed.
A recent report from Rappler stated that the Former President was battling various illnesses.
He also underwent dialysis during the past five months, and recently, he had undergone a heart operation.
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Aquino was the 15th President of the Philippines. He ran for office after the death of his mother former Pres. Cory Aquino. His "Daang Matuwid" was the slogan of his term. He can be remembered as the President who eradicated the superfluous use of the "wang-wang", especially in government vehicles.
He was also able to increase economic growth by around 6%. The said growth was deemed as the highest since the 1970s.
From the time that he stepped down from office, Aquino did not actively participate in politics albeit, he would sometimes, often rarely, grant interviews.
In 2019, Former Pres. Aquino supported the "Otso Deretso" slate for the senatorial candidates. It was admitted by many candidates that only Bam Aquino and Mar Roxas have high chances of winning. More than being a politician, Noynoy also proved to be a loving kuya to his younger siblings and a very doting uncle to Kris Aquino's son, Joshua.
Two years ago, Noynoy Aquino said that Filipinos should choose candidates who will be keeping their promises. He added that the “Otso Diretso” could be a solution to address the problems of the country. It was the third time that the former President joined Otso Diretso in their campaign event.