Roilo Golez, ex-national security adviser, passes away at 71

Former National Security Adviser Roilo Golez said that the Philippines should examine the model of Vietnam in pursuing its foreign policy. Toledo IV

Roilo Golez, ex-national security adviser, passes away at 71
( - June 11, 2018 - 12:32pm

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MANILA, Philippines (2nd update; 12:40 p.m.) — Roilo Golez, who served as national security adviser and Parañaque representative, passed away at age 71 on Monday.

In a report by the Philippine Star, Golez's son confirmed his death hours after the former senior official went live on radio to discuss the landing of a Chinese transport plane in Davao City.

"Napaka-importante para sa gobyerno and maging transparent, na hindi dapat mahuli sa balita. Dapat agad na ina-announce ito para kumalma and mga tao, para hindi magkaroon ng speculation," Golez said in the video and radio interview.

Golez himself posted a video of the radio guesting on his Facebook page on Monday morning showing him coughing and waiting for his turn to air.

"Nakakagulat! I just interviewed him on my show this morning. Now he is dead," said DZRH host Cesar Chavez on Twitter.

There were no immediate details surrounding his death made available.

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