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Palace mourns death of former Senator Tessie Aquino-Oreta

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By Prince Golez

Malacañang offered on Friday its condolences to the family of former senator Maria Teresa “Tessie” Aquino-Oreta who passed away Thursday evening.

In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Aquino-Oreta, 75, had a “distinguished career in public service.”

The youngest sister of former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. served the country as a Senator during the 11th and 12th Congress and as Representative during the 8th, 9th and 10th Congress.

“May perpetual light shine upon the late Senator, and that her soul, through the mercy of God, rest in eternal peace,” Roque also said.

The cause of Aquino-Oreta’s death was not disclosed by the family.

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