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Noynoy Aquino's death gives Duterte dynasty upper hand

Passing of former Philippine president shifts landscape ahead of 2022 polls

President Rodrigo Duterte, left, has ruled the Philippines very differently from his recently deceased predecessor, the relatively liberal Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III. (Source photos by Reuters)

MANILA -- Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, the former Philippine president and son of two of the country's greatest democracy icons, died from kidney disease on Thursday at the age of 61.

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