Noynoy Aquino absent at father’s death anniversary rites due to flu

Noynoy Aquino absent at father’s death anniversary rites due to flu

Former president Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III was not able to attend the commemoration of his father Benigno ‘Ninoy’ Aquino’s 36th death anniversary on Wednesday, August 22, due to flu.

According to a report by GMA News, the former president clarified that he experienced symptoms of flu such as cough, cold and chills and is now taking medicines prescribed by his doctor.

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He stated: “Maaasahan naman ninyo hindi ako naglilihim sa inyo o nagsisinungaling sa inyo ever. Kung meron talaga ipapalam ko kaagad sa inyo. Pero ito, pangkaraniwan lang talaga ito na malas ko lang itong panahon na ito na mainit-ulan, mainit-ulan….natsambahan ako dito.”

His sister Kris Aquino earlier told guests present during the event that her brother was ‘not okay’ but refused to provide more details regarding his absence.

Meanwhile, Noynoy’s former deputy presidential spokesperson Abi Valte said in a tweet that the former president is recovering at home and that his condition is “nothing serious”.

She wrote: “Hey folks. Got a lot of questions today about PNoy. Was able to talk to him this afternoon.

He thanks everyone for the concern. He was unable to attend today’s commemoration as he is down with the flu. He is recovering at home. It’s nothing serious, as he said.”

(Photo source: Facebook – @noynoyaquinoIII/ Twitter – @Abi_Valte)


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