Former National Security Adviser Roilo Golez passed away Monday, June 11. He was 71.
The passing of the veteran legislator was confirmed by his son Parañaque City Vice Mayor Rico Golez.
According to a television news report, the lawmaker suffered a “massive stroke”.
As of writing, no other details about the lawmaker’s passing were available.
From 2001 to 2004, the elder Golez served as the National Security Adviser of the Philippines.
He also served six terms in the House of Representatives, from 1992 to 2001, and from 2004 to 2013.
Golez majored in Mathematics and Operations Analysis at the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.
The legislator was known for his stance on the South China Sea.
He was one of three conveners of the West Philippine Sea Coalition, and founder the Lead Convener of the Movement and Alliance to Resist China’s Aggression.
According to his official website, the legislator is a “regular lecturer on the South China Sea at the National Defense College of the Philippines.” (MB Online)