By Genalyn Kabiling
Malacañang has paid tribute to the late Senator Edgardo Angara as one of the nation’s great leaders, citing his “immense” contribution to nation-building.
The former senator passed away Sunday due to an “apparent heart attack,” according to his son Senator Sonny Angara. He was 83.
“We mourn the sudden passing of one of our great leaders and statesmen, Senate President Edgardo Angara, who died at age 83,” Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said.
“Mr. Angara’s contribution to nation-building was immense and his name will always be prominent in the pages of our country’s modern political history. He will be missed,” he said.
Roque noted that Angara has served the Philippines in several administrations and in various capacities, the last of which was as Special Envoy to the European Union under the Duterte administration.
Angara was named the President’s special envoy to the EU in May 2017.