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19/01/2010: Statement of Ambassador Gaa on the Passing Away of Press Secretary Cerge M. Remonde

On behalf of the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C., I wish to extend my deepest condolences to the family and friends of the late Press Secretary Cerge M. Remonde, who passed away on 19 January 2010 (Manila Time) at Makati Medical Center.  He died at the age of 51.

The untimely demise of Secretary Remonde is a huge loss not only to the Arroyo Administration but also to the entire Filipino people whom he has served for more than a decade as a respected journalist and devoted public servant.

His efforts to continuously advocate for the welfare of Filipinos and his contributions in the areas of public diplomacy and during his time with the media, along with his humble stature despite his numerous achievements and recognitions, will serve as inspiration to those that he has left behind.