Benigno Aquino III

WATCH: The burial rites of Noynoy Aquino
WATCH: The burial rites of Noynoy Aquino
Aquino's youngest sister, Kris, placed his urn in the tomb around 1:43 pm on Saturday, June 26

Former Philippine president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III was laid to rest on Saturday, June 26, at the Manila Memorial Park in Parañaque.

A 21-gun salute was accorded to Aquino before his youngest sister, actress Kris Aquino, placed the urn containing his ashes in the tomb around 1:43 pm.

Aquino died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday morning due to renal disease secondary to diabetes. He was 61.

Aquino was the only son of late democracy icons Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. and former president Corazon Aquino.

He ascended to the country’s top post in 2010, following widespread support in the wake of his mother’s death in August 2009. —

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