MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has declared June 24, 2021, to July 3, 2021, as national days of mourning for former President Benigno S. Aquino III, Malacañang said Thursday.
In a statement, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte signed Proclamation No. 1169, declaring as such to honor Aquino.
“In this regard, the national flag shall be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on all government buildings and installations throughout the Philippines and abroad for a period of ten (10) days,” Roque said.
“Let us continue to pray and pay respects to the former President who gave his best to serve our nation and our people,” he added.
Duterte has called on the public to “unite in prayer and set aside differences” to honor and respect Aquino. https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1450799/duterte-mourns-death-of-predecessor-aquino-unite-in-prayer-set-aside-differences
Aquino died Thursday morning in his sleep due to renal disease secondary to diabetes. https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1450643/ex-president-noynoy-aquino-died-peacefully-in-his-sleep-family
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