By Ivy Tejano
DAVAO CITY – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte paid a visit Friday evening, January 17, at the wake of retired Police Brig. General Francisco Jose Villaroman, who passed away Tuesday after battling colon cancer at age 64.
Duterte, accompanied by former special assistant and now Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, went to the Davao Cosmopolitan Memorial Chapel in Davao City to offer his condolences to the Villaroman family.
Villaroman previously served as security and anti-terrorism consultant to Duterte.
His other notable positions while in police service were as regional director in the Philippine National Police (PNP) from 2010 to 2011; and head of the Davao City Public Safety and Security Command Center (PSSCC) in Davao City from 2013 to 2016.
Villaroman also served as the police commander of the Cagayan Valley region and director of Clark Development Corporation after his retirement.
A native of Bulacan province, Villaroman died at around 1 a.m. at a hospital in Quezon City.
Villaroman belonged to the Philippine Military Academy Class ’79.