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Death of a patriot: Politikos pay tribute to Roilo Golez

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Politikos are stunned and saddened following the reports of the death of former National Security Adviser Roilo Golez.

Golez, a strong defender of the country’s rights in the West Philippine Sea, passed away Monday morning, according to his family. He was 71.

Senators Sonny Angara, Chiz Escudero and JV Ejercito and Muntinlupa Rep. Ruffy Biazon are among the politikos mourning the loss of Golez and have posted their sympathies and tributes online.

“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,” Senator Sonny Angara tweeted.

Escudero wrote: “My sincerest condolences to the family and loved ones of my former colleague Sec. Roilo Golez. He was a true statesman who will be sorely missed especially during these trying times in our country’s history.”

“Roilo Golez, the Naval Officer. My snappiest salute, sir. You served the country well, living life like a true soldier—fighting for the country as a last act,” Biazon tweeted.