DongYan’s reaction to Pnoy’s passing.

Dong Dantes posted a statement regarding former president Noynoy Aquino on his instagram account.

“President Noy was a champion of youth development. He headed the Philippine Delegation in the monumental 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference, where we presented the Filipinos’ pledge and call for urgent global climate solution as part of the youth-led #NowPH movement.

He also institutionalized November 25 of every year as the ‘National Day for Youth in Climate Action’.

He selflessly dedicated his life to public service, and was a formidable beacon of uprightness and incorruptibility during his administration. But, I am truly grateful that I had the opportunity to know him beyond work.

Because behind that seat of power was a simple man, who beams with humility, inspiration and hope for the country.

I cannot thank him enough for the trust and confidence that he bestowed on me. And, I am truly honored to have served the Filipino Youth under his leadership.

He will be in our prayers, and we will always be deeply thankful for his service to the nation and to this generation. We know that He has seen his good work and that he is already with Him, resting in heaven’s glory. #SalamatPnoy

Dong’s wife Marian Rivera commented with a broken heart emoji.

We thank you for the service for our country. 🙏