Benigno Simeon Aquino III who served as the 15th President of the Philippines dies at the age of 61. He was rushed to the Capitol Medical Center in Quezon City this morning but he was pronounced dead later.
The official statement from the family revealed that the cause of his death was renal disease secondary to diabetes. Some of his close friends claimed that he went in and out of the hospital during the past several months.
The former president is the only son of former President Corazon Aquino and former Senator and National Hero Benigno Aquino Jr. He served as congressman for the second district of Tarlac Province for three terms and a senator before he was elected as the 15th president in 2010.
Rest in Peace President Noynoy and condolence to the Aquino family.