Mayor Oreta mourns passing of cousin, former Pres. PNoy

Published June 24, 2021, 11:14 AM

by Joseph Pedrajas

Malabon Mayor Lenlen Oreta on Thursday mourned the passing of his cousin and former President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III and said his death “is truly a heartbreaking loss” for him.

(Mayor Lenlen Oreta / MANILA BULLETIN)

“I look up to him as a big brother who I can approach for any advice and counsel. He is not only my karate instructor but my idol when it comes to shooting,” Oreta said in a Facebook post.

Oreta, who is also a member of Aquino’s Liberal Party said he would never forget the former president’s wisdom and all the light moments he had with him.

“Gaya noong siya’y naging Best Man sa aking kasal, at lalo na ang kanyang words of encouragement tuwing may mga challenges tayo na hinaharap (Just like when he became the my best man during my wedding and also his words of encouragement every time I would face challenges),” the mayor said in his post with his photo with Aquino.

“Farewell cousin Noy! Your legacy will forever be in our hearts. You will always be the best Best Man,” he added.