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'Thank You': Netizens Mourn the Death of PNoy

'Rest in power.'
by Pia Regalado
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Netizens posted their condolences following reports of the death of former President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III on Thursday.

Reportr staff confirmed his death, and was told to wait for an official announcement from the family.

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"RIP Pnoy", "Noynoy Aquino", and "Rest in Power" were among the top trending tweets after the news broke.

RIP PNoy and Noynoy Aquino trended on Twitter following news of his death.
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Veteran journalist Ces Orena-Drilon shared her experience covering the former president.

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Former Supreme Court spokesperson Theodore Te shared how he would remember "PNoy," Aquino's nickname while he was in office.

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Public health expert Dr. Tony Leachon remembered the time when Aquino, who was a smoker, signed into law the sin tax bill as he thanked the former president for his service.

Kaya Natin! Movement, a non-partisan, non-government organization advocating for good governance, thanked Noynoy for his "steadfast leadership."

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Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez tweeted his condolences.

Disaster scientist and UP professor Mahar Lagmay also remembered his experience with the former president.

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Former British Ambassador to the Philippines Asif Ahmad was also saddened by the sudden passing of Aquino.

Actress Janine Gutierrez thanked Aquino for his service.

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Satire Twitter account @TheTweetofGod said:

While some netizens tweeted a simple yellow heart emoji, others said:

"When Cory died in 2009, PNoy was elected to the presidency. May his death, spark a flame in our nation again and make Filipinos desire real change and put a premium on decency, integrity, honor and hard work when choosing our elected officials."

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"Not a fan and I used to criticize him a lot. He tried though and way better than what we have now. That I acknowledge. RIP Pnoy"

"Thank you for the "Rising Tiger" title. RIP PNoy."

"RIP PNoy. You’re not perfect but you’ve done so much for the Philippines."

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