Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-06-24 04:42:06 –
Former President of the Philippines Benigno Aquino III has passed away.
The son of the democratic icon, who helped defeat the dictator Ferdinand Marcos and had a troublesome relationship with China, was 61 years old.
Akino was president from 2010 to 2016 and was the heir to the family’s political heritage, which had been regarded as a breakwater against Philippine authoritarianism.
His father was assassinated during military detention in 1983, and his mother led the “Edusa Revolution” in 1986 to expel Marcos.
Although public expectations and President Aquino’s approval were high, the rise of his successor, Rodrigo Duterte, was a real check of the failure recognized during the surveillance of the reformist Aquino.