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Gerardo Roxas Jr.

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Preceded by  Juliano A. Alba

Nationality  Filipino
Name  Gerardo Jr.
Full Name  Gerardo Manuel Araneta Roxas, Jr.
Born  October 21, 1960Manila, Philippines (1960-10-21)
Died  April 15, 1993(1993-04-15) (aged 32)Quezon City
Resting place  Manila North Cemetery, Santa Ana, Manila
Political party  Liberal Party (1987-1993)
Gerardo Roxas Jr. | Male sketch, Filipino, Junior
Succeeded by  Manuel "Mar" Roxas II

Gerardo "Dinggoy" Araneta Roxas Jr. (October 10, 1960 – April 4, 1993), sometimes referred as Gerry Roxas Jr., was a former Congressman of Capiz and brother of former Senator and current Secretary of the Interior and Local Government Mar Roxas and grandson of former President Manuel Roxas.

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Early life

Born Gerardo Araneta Roxas Jr. on October 21, 1960 in Manila, Philippines to Judy Araneta of Bago City, Negros Occidental and Gerardo Roxas (1924–1982) of Capiz. Roxas' father was a former Senator (1963–1972), and the only son of Manuel Roxas, the first President of the Third Philippine Republic, and Trinidad de Leon. The couple married in 1955. He has two siblings namely Maria Lourdes or Ria, married to Augusto Ojeda and mother of three and Mar Roxas, married to broadcaster Korina Sanchez with his son Paolo Roxas.

Political Life

On June 30, 1987, at the age of 27, he decided to run in the special election and won.

Death

Roxas died on April 4, 1993 due to cancer of the colon. He was buried at Manila North Cemetery in Santa Cruz, Manila, few months after another Capiz Rep. Cornelio Villareal died.

Legacy

  • Dinggoy Araneta Roxas Elementary School - Quezon City
  • Dinggoy Roxas Civic Center - Roxas City, Capiz
  • Dinggoy Roxas Memorial Park - Roxas City, Capiz
  • Gerry Roxas Foundation - Quezon City
  • References

    Gerardo Roxas Jr. Wikipedia


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