Bohol Representative Erico Aumentado dies at 72

By: jayleen in Politics

Erico Aumentado, Bohol 2nd District Representative, passed away at 8:37 p.m. on Christmas Day.

erico-aumentado-bohol-representative-dies.jpg Rica Dela Cuesta of the Public Information Office of the House of Representatives said Erico Aumentado died past 8 p.m. Tuesday due to cardiac arrest.

Eastern Samar Representative Ben Evardone called Aumentado's death "a great loss not only to Bohol but to our country."

The Lower House is now preparing for the necrological services for the congressman which will be held on Thursday, December 27, 2012.

Political Background

Although a member of the minority bloc, Aumentado served as the Chairman of the House Committee on Ethics and Privileges and has authored and sponsored 96 House Measures.

He also served as head of the committee created by Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. in June to create guidelines on the issuance of Statement of Assets Liabilities and Net worth of House members.

He was the governor of Bohol for three consecutive terms (1998-2010), chairman of both the Regional Development Council and the Regional Tourism Council of Central Visayas, and National President of the League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) and the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP), the umbrella organization of the 1.5M local officials of the Philippines, the 1st Boholano ever elected to the position.

Erico Aumentado was born on May 18, 1940 in Ubay, Bohol. He graduated with Bachelor of Laws at the Univesity of Bohol.

He was supposed to run for reelection in the May 2013 elections.

Source: ABS CBN news, InterAksyon News, Wikipedia




Posted by on 26 Dec 2012

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