Death of a patriot: Politikos pay tribute to Roilo Golez
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.
I send my deepest condolences to the family of Roilo Golez, who passed away today. Golez served our country with patriotism and fervor as a soldier, congressman, and national security adviser. He will be missed. pic.twitter.com/24OG7qUjFy
— Win Gatchalian (@WinGatchalian74) June 11, 2018
— Sonny Angara (@sonnyangara) June 11, 2018
With my deepest sympathies VM @ricogolez on Cong. Roy’s passing.
— JV Ejercito (@jvejercito) June 11, 2018
Shocking to hear the sudden passing of Manong/Cong @roilogolez 😢 He was a mentor and a great friend. Condolences to his family and loved ones esp VMayor @ricogolez 🙏 You will be missed Manong Roy. #toliveisChrist #todieisgain #RIPmanongroy
— Joel Villanueva (@senatorjoelv) June 11, 2018
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.
— Chiz Escudero (@SayChiz) June 11, 2018
Our deepest condolences to the family of Rep. Roilo Golez, former Natl Security Adviser and a fierce advocate of our country's rights to West Philippine Sea. https://t.co/AyJ69qmjXJ
— Senator Nancy Binay (@SenatorBinay) June 11, 2018
Our sincerest condolences and prayers go out to the family and loved ones of former national security adviser Rogelio "Roilo" Golez.
— Bam Aquino (@bamaquino) June 11, 2018
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.
— Ruffy Biazon (@ruffybiazon) June 11, 2018
Rest well Kasimanwa Roilo Golez, sir! We’ll continue the fight… pic.twitter.com/tXdxdPdQRI
— Rep. Gary C. Alejano (@AlejanoGary) June 11, 2018
REST IN PEACE, SIR.
— RepCarlos.I.T.Zarate (@kaloi_zarate) June 11, 2018
Condolences to the family of for Rep. Roilo Golez. He was a colleague in the 13th-15th Congress in the House of Representatives. Lately, he raised his concern on the defeatist attitude of our govt with regard to China’s annexation of the West Philippine Sea. He will be missed! https://t.co/v5ibn99as6
— Erin Tañada (@erintanada) June 11, 2018
— Robert Ace Barbers (@R_AceBarbers) June 11, 2018
The longest boss I ever had, a mentor, a friend, a strategic mind, one who thought me to love numbers, a patriot, @roilogolez, a snappy salute sir!
— Malou Tiquia (@maltiq) June 11, 2018