THE family of Rogelio “Roilo” Golez received condolences from several senators after the 71-year-old former congressman and National Security Adviser died from cardiac arrest on Monday.
Golez’s son, Parañaque City Vice Mayor Jose Enrico Golez, confirmed the death of his father.
In a Twitter message, Senator Sonny Angara said, “Very surprised and saddened to hear of Cong @roilogolez‘s passing. Condolences to vmayor @ricogolez and family. Was a highly respected member of the House. RIP Manong Roy.”
“With my deepest sympathies VM @ricogolez on Cong. Roy’s passing,” tweeted Sen. Joseph Victor Ejercito read.
“He was a picture of vibrant life and untiring public service until his very last days. He was out of politics, but he continued to touch base not only with his former constituents, but Filipinos all over the country with his journeys to different places,” said Liberal Party president Sen. Francis Pangilinan.
Golez was a graduate of the prestigious United States Naval Academy, where he majored in mathematics and operational analysis.
He was a former navy officer before serving as postmaster general under the Marcos administration from 1981 to 1986.
Golez was elected congressman of Parañaque City for six terms – from 1992 to 2001 and from 2004 to 2007.
He served as the national security adviser under the Arroyo administration from 2001 to 2004. (PNA)