Bohol’s Aumentado writes “30”

ON Christmas day, the 287-member House of Representatives lost an illustrious member – Rep. Erico B. Aumentado of the 2nd District of Bohol.

Rep. Aumentado, 72 years old, died of pneumonia at 8:37 pm Tuesday, Christmas Day at the St. Luke’s Medical Center in Global City, according to his son and chief of staff, Erico Aristotle Aumentado.

“The country lost one of the most exemplary public servants,” Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr. sadly said upon learning of Aumentado’s demise, “He was a very dear friend for whom I had the highest respect both as a colleague in Congress and in the writing profession.”

House Secretary General Marilyn Barua-Yap disclosed that necrological services will be held at the House Plenary tomorrow, Dec. 27 at 10:00 a.m.

The late Aumentado was a member of the 9th, 10th, 11th and the current 15th Congress and was Chairman of the House Committee on Ethics and Privileges. He is a member of the Lakas-KAMPI Christian Muslim Democrats.

Aumentado was also one of the leading members of eleven other House standing committees representing the Minority. These panels include: Agriculture and Food; Appropriations; Basic Education and Culture; Constitutional Amendments; Good Government and Public Accountability; Local Governments; Public Works and Highways; Suffrage and Electoral Reforms; Tourism; Transportation; and Ways and Means.

According to records of the 15th Congress, the Bohol law maker has sponsored/authored about 97 bills/measures that touched on district concerns and vital issues of national interest.

Erico Boyles Aumentado, lawyer and journalist, is survived by his wife Peregrina Adlaon Cabagnot-Aumentado, three sons, five daughters, 19 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

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