By Vanne Elaine Terrazola
The Senate has sympathized on the death of LPG Marketers Association (LPGMA) party-list Representative Rodolfo Albano Jr.
Members of the Upper Chamber adopted on Wednesday afternoon Senate Resolution No. 210 which expresses its “profound sympathy and sincere condolences” to the family of Albano, who died of heart failure Tuesday night. He was 85.
All senators were made co-authors of the measure filed by Senator Richard Gordon.
The resolution described the late lawmaker a “seasoned legislator,” having served as a member of the House of Representatives for more than three decades — first, as the representative of the then lone district of Isabela from 1970 to 1972, then as an assemblyman at the Interim Batasang
Pambansa from 1978 to 1986; and as the representative of the 1st district of Isabela from 1987 to 2013.
The measure also mentioned Albano’s service in the executive branch, as chair of the Energy Regulatory Commission; and in the judiciary, as a presiding judge of the Criminal Circuit Court in Davao City.
Senators also praised the late Albano for instilling “love for country, and most especially love for his
hometown Isabela, as well as his sense of nationalism and patriotism to his children
who have also dedicated their lives as public servants.”
The late congressman’s children are Isabela Governor Rodolfo Albano III and First District Rep. Antonio Albano. His daughter, Mila Albano-Mamauag, was a former mayor of Cabagan, Isabela.
“The passing of a dedicated public servant who had served the three branches of the government, the executive, legislative and judiciary, is a great loss not only to his family but more importantly to the country,” the adopted resolution read.
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