Filipinos were shocked as news came out earlier today that former Philippine President Benigno “PNoy” Aquino III passed away. There is no official announcement yet as to the cause of death for the 61-year-old leader, whose presidency ended just five years ago.
As “RIP PNoy” trends, the outpouring on social media is—as expected in the current political climate—a mixed bag. Even as politicians from all parts of the political spectrum announced their sympathies, many other people took care to note Aquino’s flaws. Still others complained about how this might influence the coming elections.
A sampler of sentiments on Facebook and Twitter today:
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