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“Period of National Mourning” Set by Pres. Duterte Over the Death of Former Pres. Aquino

DUTERTE – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte declared a 10-day “period of national mourning” over the death of former Pres. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.

Yesterday, June 24, 2021, countless people woke up to a heartbreaking news – the sudden passing of former Pres. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III. He was rushed to Capitol Medical Center early in the morning. After a few minutes, reports that former Pres. Noynoy Aquino died crossed the surface.

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The Former President served the Republic of the Philippines and the Filipino people as the 15th Chief Executive of the country from 2010 to 2016. Prior to it, he had his years in the legislative branch of the government.

PNoy was a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives. He was a senator when the people called for him to run as president in the 2010 national election.

Noynoy-Aquino
Photo Source: TIME

A lot of people were shocked by the passing of former Pres. Noynoy Aquino. Even his sisters did not expect that their only brother will forever be gone yesterday. They were all present at the Capitol Medical Center for him.

Messages of condolences and expressions of love and sympathy outpoured for the Aquino sisters. They thanked everyone who loved, supported, and played roles in the life of the former President.

Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte declared a 10-day “period of national mourning” over the death of former Pres. Noynoy Aquino. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the country’s Chief Executive signed the Proclamation No. 1169 which stated that the Philippine flag will be at half-mast for 10 days.

Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte
Photo: REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Even before the order was released, several local government units already placed the Philippine flag at half-mast in honor and respect of the death of the former President. The said 10-day “period of national mourning” declared by Pres. Duterte will be from June 24 until July 3, 2021.

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