Kris Aquino has arrived at the Capitol Medical Center in Quezon City where her brother former President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III passed away this morning.
Aside from Kris, other personalities spotted in the hospital include former Senator Mar Roxas and former Foreign Affairs Secretary Jose Almendras.
Kris is the youngest sibling of Noynoy, the 15th President of the Philippines.
The Aquino family has yet to release an official statement on Noynoy’s demise.
As soon as the news broke out on Thursday morning, social media was filled with sympathies and condolences from netizens to celebrities, addressed to the family of former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.
Celebrities like Janine Gutierrez, Jake Cuenca, Christian Bautista, Jaya, Pokwang, Mark Bautista and Jake Ejercito all expressed sympathies for the Aquino family.
In a Facebook post, Batangas 6th district Representative Vilma Santos Recto said, “Taos pusong pakikiramay sa pamilya ni former President ‘NOYNOY’ Aquino.”
Close allies of the former President like Leah Navarro and Jim Paredes, through their posts, reminded everyone of Aquino’s legacy such as “Daang Matuwid.”
“You insisted on calling us your Bosses. Walang Corrupt, Walang Mahirap — you accomplished most of that dream. You paved our Daang Matuwid and kept to it. You made us proud to be Filipino. It was an honor to serve you. So much more to say, but always #SalamatPNoy,” Navarro tweeted.
“A friend I greatly admired has passed on. It is shattering. I give you my fervent, respectful salute for all you have done,” Paredes said.