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Former VP Binay Offers Condolences to Kin of 'Pareng Noy'

The two led the Philippines from 2010-2016.
by Arianne Merez
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Photo/s: Noynoy Aquino Facebook Page

Former vice president Jejomar Binay on Thursday offered his condolences to the family of former president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, who died at age 61.

Referring to the late president as "Pareng Noy," Binay recalled the many years of friendship between their families.

"Noynoy and I may have had political differences during the last few years of his term, but that will not diminish the many years of friendship between our families," Binay said in a tweet.

"My deepest condolences to the family. Godspeed, Pareng Noy," he said.

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Binay served as Aquino's vice president from 2010 to 2016, and as chairman of the Housing Urban Development Coordinating Council.

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The oldest to be elected vice president, Binay was also Aquino's adviser for overseas Filipino workers. He was tasked to lead "Task Force OFW" which helps migrant workers maltreated by their employers.

The two officials had a falling out in the latter part of Aquino's presidency as the chief executive refused to support Binay's bid to succeed him.

Aquino instead supported his former runningmate, Mar Roxas, for the 2016 presidential elections. Roxas lost to incumbent President Rodrigo Duterte.

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