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#PaalamPNoy trends as Noynoy Aquino laid to rest

Ivy Pedida

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#PaalamPNoy trends as Noynoy Aquino laid to rest
Hashtags related to former president Noynoy Aquino trend as netizens pay tribute to him on the day of his inurnment

Filipinos took to social media to express their gratitude to former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, who was laid to rest at the Manila Memorial Park on Saturday, Just 26.

#PaalamPNoy was the top trending hashtag on Twitter after the inurnment ceremony of the Philippines’ 15th president, with more than 10,000 tweets. “President Noy” was also a trending topic.

Netizens thanked Aquino for trying his best to lead the country. (READ: [OPINION] The Dutiful President: Si Pangulong Noynoy Aquino at ang konsepto ng tungkulin)

Actress Agot Isidro shared how proud she was to be part of Aquino’s journey, from his candidacy to inauguration as president.

Twitter user Joan Melendres thanked the former president, saying that he “showed to Filipino people what integrity, decency and servant leadership [are] all about.”

Another Twitter user, Jays, shared a lengthy repost about the questions millennials now face after Aquino’s death.

Netizen @jaxcanua recalled how Aquino once ordered Philippine Military Academy graduates, one of them her brother, to be at ease, and she told the former president to rest as well.

Facebook users were also quick to make frames in honor of Aquino.

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Here’s what other Filipinos had to say:

Aquino died of renal disease secondary to diabetes. The former president had been suffering from various illnesses since 2019. –

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Ivy Pedida

Ivy Pedida is a digital communications specialist for Rappler’s Digital Communications arm. A shameless bandwagoner, she likes everything pop culture, whether it be the latest anime or another HBO hit. She is a furmom to five cats and one dog.