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Malacañang extends condolences to US, Bush family

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 06:11 PM December 01, 2018

Malacañang Palace extended its condolences to the United States of America following the passing of former President George H.W. Bush.

“The Palace is deeply saddened by the news of the passing of former President George Herbert Walker Bush of the United States of America,” presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement. “On behalf of the Filipino nation and people, we wish to convey our condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Mr. Bush, as well as to the government and the people of the United States of America.”

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Bush died on Friday, US time, at the age of 94.

READ: Former US President George H.W. Bush dies at age 94

Panelo then remembered the words of Bush when the latter was still alive.

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“He stood for freedom and his words about the subject ring a bell until this day when he said, ‘The anchor in our world today is freedom, holding us steady in times of change, a symbol of hope to all the world’,” he said.

President Donald Trump, some of his predecessors, and celebrities also extended their condolences to the Bush family.

Among those who shared their sentiments on the passing of Bush were former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and entertainer Ellen DeGeneres.

READ: Presidents, others praise former President George H.W. Bush

Bush served as the the 41st president of the United States from 1989 to 1993.

His son, George W., then became the 43rd president, eight years after the last term of his dad. /atm

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