Statement of the DILG on the Passing of Former President Benigno

June 25, 2021

Hon. Eduardo M. Año
DILG Secretary

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and all of our attached agencies join the entire nation in mourning the sudden passing of former President Benigno S. “Noynoy” Aquino III. His passing came as a shock to the Filipino people especially in this time of pandemic where many have left us suddenly and without warning.

We express our deepest condolences to the Aquino family, loved ones and friends at this time of bereavement. We ask the public to offer a prayer for his eternal repose.

We pay tribute to the former President for his legacy of service to the country and his numerous contributions to the nation. Indeed, his leadership has paved the way for the development of the DILG, LGUs, the uniformed services, and the whole government bureaucracy. His legacy lives in our hearts and minds.

Tunay na hindi malilimutan ang kanyang paglilingkod sa sambayanang Pilipino. May his soul rest in eternal peace. Muli, isang taos-pusong pakikiramay mula sa buong DILG family.