On the night of Thursday, June 24, at the age of 62, Benigno Aquino, the former President of the Philippines, who served as head of state for six years, from June 30, 2010 to June 30, 2016, died.
A member of the Aquino family told the ABS-CBN media group about the death of the former Filipino leader, noting that the politician suffered from several serious diseases. So far, the republic's authorities have not issued an official statement in connection with the death of the ex-president.
Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III (Spanish Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III) was born on February 8, 1960 in Manila. He is a member of a prominent Filipino political dynasty.
In the presidential elections held on May 10, 2010, Benigno Aquino ran for the Liberal Party and received the majority of the popular vote. In 2016, Rodrigo Duterte took over as President of the Philippines.