Casimiro Ruiz Padilla
March 4, 1926 (age 61) Camarines Norte, Philippine Islands (
Jose "Pempe" Padilla, Jr. (brother)Carlos Padilla, Sr. (brother)Arsenio "Amado Cortez" Padilla (brother)Carlos "Sonny" Padilla, Jr. (nephew)
Jose Padilla, Sr. (father)
Actor; Director; Politician
1988, Camarines Norte, Philippines
Lolita Eva Carino, Lolita Carino
Daniel Padilla, Kylie Padilla, Queenie Padilla
Robin Padilla, BB Gandanghari, Rommel Padilla, Lolita Eva Carino, Royette Padilla
Raniaah Amira Padilla
January 17, 1988 (aged 61) Camarines Norte, Philippines
Roy Padilla Sr. (born Casimero Ruiz Padilla) was a Governor of the Philippine province of Camarines Norte, a member of Corazon Aquino's People Power ticket. He was succeeded by his son, Roy Padilla Jr. He went on to use the name 'Carlos Roy Padilla' on his earlier stint as an actor and director.
He was four-time Mayor of bayside town Jose Panganiban, SSS Commissioner, Vice Governor of Camarines Norte, Representative to Batasang Pambansa and Governor of Camarines Norte. Undefeated in all his political campaigns with exceptional organizational skill and acumen winning landslide victories. He won every precinct in Camarines Norte when he ran as Vice Governor, unprecedented up to now, his vote far higher than all the votes of his partymates taken together. Even his assassination failed to mar his polls record when his replacement Casimiro Roy Aquino Padilla, Jr. won by 20,000 majority and went on to carve his own excellent record inspired by his father.
Organizer and National President of National Mines and Allied Workers Union, an epitome in labor unionism in the country with tens of thousands of members, mostly in mining industry, nationwide, at its peak.
President after his tenure as Vice-President of Miners' International Federation based in England U.K.
He was a delegate of Philippines to International Labor Organization of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland representing Labor.
Born Casimero Ruiz Padilla on March 4, 1926 in Camarines Norte, he was the father of actors Rommel Padilla, Robin Padilla and Rustom Padilla aka BB Gandanghari. He is also the father of politicians Casimero A. Padilla, Jr. (more known simply as Roy Padilla Jr.), a former Congressman and Governor of Camarines Norte, and Ricarte "Dong" R. Padilla, the incumbent Mayor of Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte.
There is a park named after him in the town of Jose Panganiban.
He was assassinated on January 17, 1988 on the eve of national elections in Labo, Camarines Norte. He was 61, and buried in Camarines Norte.