PNoy was a leader who championed good governance reforms — Mayor Isko

Published June 24, 2021, 10:42 AM

by Noreen Jazul

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” on Tuesday remembered late former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III as a leader who “championed good governance reforms.”

This file photo taken on February 23, 2019 shows former Philippine president Benigno Aquino delivering a speech ahead of the commemoration of the 33rd anniversary of the “People Power” revolution in Manila. (Noel CELIS / AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

Aquino, fondly called as PNoy, passed away on June 24 at the age of 61.

In a statement, Domagoso said the reforms made under PNoy’s presidency “promoted efficiency and reduced opportunities for corruption.”

“The Philippines was cited as the fastest-growing economy in Asia during his administration,” Domagoso said.

“PNoy was a pragmatic man who did the best with the cards life had dealt with him,” the Manila mayor added.

The mayor said Aquino also served as an inspiration to the Filipino people.

“May his legacy continue to lead others to the right path,” Domagoso added.

The mayor also offered his condolences to the bereaved family of Aquino.

The Philippine flag at the Kartilya ng Katipunan in Manila was at half-staff on June 24 to mourn the passing of Aquino.