Salceda mourns passing of ex-DBM chief Andaya

Published June 30, 2022, 3:16 PM

by Seth Cabanban

Albay 2nd district Rep. Joey Salceda mourned the loss of former Camarines Sur representative and Secretary of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Rolando “Nonoy” Andaya, after the latter’s passing was announced on Thursday, June 30.

Andaya, 53 at the time of his passing, was found lifeless in his home in Naga City.

Former Rep. Rolando Andaya (FB photo)

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“I grieve the loss of my friend and longtime colleague, Rolando “Nonoy” Andaya Jr., and condole with his bereaved children. We were colleagues both in Congress and in the PGMA [Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s] cabinet,” Salceda began his statement on June 30.

Andaya was Camarines Sur’s 1st district representative from 1998 to 2006 then again from 2010 to 2019, a House Deputy Speaker from 2016 to 2018, the House Majority Floor Leader from 2018 to 2019, and even the DBM Secretary under the Arroyo administration from 2006 to 2010.

“His father, Rolando Sr., was a mentor to me, who provided me with opportunities for success that very few senior members are willing to give freshmen congressmen. Nonoy, his son, would later follow in the footsteps of his father as Appropriations Chair, as I also did follow this mentor,” continued the House Ways and Means Chair.

“In this sense, Nonoy was my brother, for we shared a common mentor, his father, in the House. I am especially saddened by how heavily the loss of his beloved Marissa, my colleague, must have weighed on Nonoy. Nonoy Andaya will be remembered for the vigor with which he infused discussions on the national budget, arguably the House’s most important national function,” Salceda concluded.