AFP mourns passing of ex-security adviser Roilo Golez

By Priam Nepomuceno

June 11, 2018, 2:21 pm

MANILA -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) expressed its condolences to the family of former National Security Adviser (NSA) Roilo Golez who succumbed to heart attack Monday.

"The AFP sincerely condoles with the family and friends of former Congressman and National Security Adviser Roilo Golez for his untimely demise," military spokesperson Col. Edgard Arevalo said in a message to reporters.

Golez, a graduate of the prestigious US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, retired from the Philippine Navy with the rank of captain, and joined the government in various capacities before becoming Parañaque (2nd District) Representative from 1992 to 2001 and from 2004 to 2013.

He was appointed to the NSA post by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo where he served from 2001 to 2004.

"He was a sailor, a patriot, and a public servant whose contributions to the Filipino nation and its people extended throughout his lifetime," Arevalo added.

Golez will be remembered for his keen insights founded on his knowledge of military history and strategy, national security, and geopolitics, the AFP spokesperson said. (PNA)