Mon. Apr 12th, 2021

MANILA — Former environment secretary Fulgencio Factoran Jr. passed away yesterday, Sunday due to a lingering illness.

He was 76.

Daughter Yazmin confirmed his death according to a news report posted on Rappler where he served before in the board in 2018.

Factoran was appointed by the late former president Corazon Aquino as deputy executive secretary from 1986 to 1987.

Afterwhich, Aquino appointed him secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources from 1987 to 1992.

The veteran lawyer was a member of a group of lawyers that opposed the dictatorship of the late Ferdinand Marcos, a Rappler report said.

It added that Factoran also served in the board of Newsbreak magazine in 2004.

Factoran also served as chairman of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), chairman of the National Electrification Administration, deputy executive secretary at the Philippine National Oil Co. and managing partner at Factoran & Associates Law Offices, among other top positions in various firms.

Friends and subordinates expressed their grief and sympathies for the bereaved family of the former Cabinet official.

“May the Lord receive Jun in His kingdom. Rest in peace, friend,” former PCSO chair Margie Juico posted on her Facebook account, describing Factoran as a “true friend.” (ia/sovereignph.com)

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