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Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino dies

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Manila, June 24: Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino died on Thursday after being rushed to hospital in Manila.

Aquino was in office from 2010 to 2016. He was the only son of two of the Philippine's most revered democratic figures.

Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino dies

Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin took to Twitter to express his condolences.

"I'm out of Twitter from grief over the death of a sea-green incorruptible," he wrote.

He said the former president was "brave under armed attack, wounded in crossfire, indifferent to power and its trappings, and ruled our country with a puzzling coldness but only because he hid his feelings so well it was thought he had none".

Source: DW

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