Dingdong Dantes pays last respects to former President Noynoy Aquino

Published June 24, 2021, 10:42 PM

by Stephanie Bernardino

Dingdong Dantes (2nd, right) poses with former President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III (3rd, right) and other guests in Malacanang.

Actor Dingdong Dantes honored via social media former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, who passed away June 24.

On Instagram, the Kapuso actor described Kris Aquino’s brother as someone “selflessly dedicated to public service.”

He also deemed him a “formidable beacon of uprightness and incorruptibility.”

“I am truly grateful that I had the opportunity to know him beyond work. Because behind that seat of power was a simple man, who beams with humility, inspiration and hope for the country,” he added.

“He headed the Philippine Delegation in the monumental 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference, where we presented the Filipinos’ pledge and call for urgent global climate solution as part of the youth-led #NowPH movement. He also institutionalized November 25 of every year as the ‘National Day for Youth in Climate Action.'”


“I cannot thank him enough for the trust and confidence that he bestowed on me. And, I am truly honored to have served the Filipino Youth under his leadership,” he related.

“He will be in our prayers, and we will always be deeply thankful for his service to the nation and to this generation. We know that He has seen his good work and that he is already with Him, resting in heaven’s glory.”

Aquino served as the 15th president of the Philippines from 2010 to 2016.