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Former Philippine President 'Noynoy' Aquino dies at 61

Loved by investors and loathed by China, he presided over an economic boom

Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino speaks at the close of the APEC summit in Metro Manila, on Nov. 2015. (Photo by Keiichiro Asahara)

MANILA -- Former Philippine President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino died Thursday morning at the age of 61 due to kidney disease, his family said.

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