Tacloban mourns the loss of former Ambassador, Leyte Gov. Benjamin “Kokoy” Romualdez
TACLOBAN CITY- Residents and local leaders in Leyte especially from Tacloban City are deeply saddened by the death of former Philippine Ambassador and Leyte Governor Benjamin “Kokoy” Romualdez, who at age 81 died last February 21 of a lingering illness.
Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez- Kokoy’s nephew and Councilor Cristina G. Romualdez led City employees and residents in mourning the passing of the late Governor.
During its 75th regular session last Wednesday (February 22), Councilor Romualdez pushed a resolution expressing condolences to the immediate family of Governor Kokoy.
The resolution also requests flags of all government offices in the City be flown at half mast until his interment.
Kokoy is survived by his wife Juliette G. Romualdez and children, Daniel, Philip, Leyte First District Rep. Martin, and Marean; sisters Former First Lady Imelda Marcos, Alita Martel, Conchita Yap; and brothers Former Tacloban City Mayor Alfredo “Bejo” and Armando.
Governor Kokoy is known for having helped Mrs. Imelda R. Marcos in the construction of Major Infrastructure in leyte such as the San Juanico Bridge, The leyte Industrial Development Estate (LIDE) in Isabel, The Geothermal Power Plant in Kananga, University of the Philippines-Visayas, The Government Center in Palo, VISCA in Baybay, The Maritime Academy, Mac Arthur Park, Leyte Park Hotel, The BR Sports Complex, many kilometers of roads throughout the province, Irrigartion projects, and other infrastructure in the 41 towns of Leyte.
Governor Kokoy’s remains will be brought to the Sto. Niño Parish Church on Feb. 25 for Necrological Services and public viewing by his many friends and supporters.
“You’ll always be remembered.”
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