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News Press Releases SENATOR GORDON ON THE PASSING OF CEBU CITY 1ST DISTRICT REP. RAUL DEL MAR

SENATOR GORDON ON THE PASSING OF CEBU CITY 1ST DISTRICT REP. RAUL DEL MAR


November 17, 2020 Press Releases
SENATOR GORDON ON THE PASSING OF CEBU CITY 1ST DISTRICT REP. RAUL DEL MAR

We mourn deeply the passing of a good, genial, cordial man and a great public servant, my dear friend Cebu Congressman Raul del Mar.

We had worked on several pieces of important legislation together, most notably for benefits for veterans. In 2008, I was meant to follow a Presidential delegation to Washington DC to help lobby for legislation there for our veterans, but was unable to do so because a big typhoon hit the country just before I was scheduled to fly out. I assured President Arroyo that Raul del Mar, who had left ahead with her, would do a great job advocating our case to President Bush which I have already done. Raul’s competence, dedication, and integrity has served our people well in the decades that he has been in office.

I offer my sincere condolences to his wife, Melanie, and his children Raoul, Cong. Cutie, and Ryan Benjamin, and the people of Cebu, on the loss of this remarkable gentleman.