April 27, 2020

Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda today expressed her sorrow and condolences to the family of former Department of Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez, Jr., who passed away at the age of 64.

“Secretary Jimenez is a great loss for the Filipino people. His vibrant personality, love of country and his proactive vision very much shaped our country’s tourism sector,” Legarda said.

“Apart from working with Secretary Mon several years ago, I was also a friend to him and his late wife, Abby. Both of them readily supported my projects and shared advocacies.” Legarda added.

“His passing leaves a great void. He will always be remembered as one of the great minds who introduced our rich, beautiful and bountiful country to the world. My deepest condolences to the family. May his soul rest in peace. To a life well-lived and loved, Sec Mon, we will surely miss you as we do miss Abby. Both of you were specially kind to me. Thank you for that.”