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Ex-Philippine Leader Benigno Aquino Dies at 61

By Kyodo News 24 June 2021

MANILA—Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino, whose mother was former President Corazon Aquino and whose father Benigno Aquino was assassinated upon his return from exile in 1983, died Thursday after being hospitalized for an illness, local media said. He was 61.

With Aquino serving as president from 2010 to 2016, the Southeast Asian country’s economy grew substantially under his administration. He was succeeded by current President Rodrigo Duterte.

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