Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III, popularly known as “Noynoy”, 15th President of the Philippines, passed away at 61, June 24, 2021.
Under his administration, the former chief executive implemented several laws for education reforms such as the Kindergarten Act, Anti-Bullying Act of 2013, Palarong Pambansa Act of 2013, and the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 or the K to 12 Curriculum. Also during his term, some of the laws passed include the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law, Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, creation of the Department of Information and Communications Technology, and the Sin Tax Reform Act making vices on tobacco and alcohol more expensive.
Born on Feb. 8, 1960, he was the nation’s leader from 2010 to 2016. The only son of President Corazon C. Aquino and Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, he was trained as an economist, and served two terms in Congress before being elected senator in 2007.
The National Council for Children’s Television (NCCT) is one with the Filipino nation in being grateful for the former President’s contributions and services to the country.