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GMA on Andaya’s passing: Bicol has lost another son

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Former President and Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has mourned the sudden death of former Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya, Jr.

Andaya served as Arroyo’s budget chief from 2006 to 2010.

“My family and I join those who mourn the death of Former DBM Secretary and Former Congressman Rolando “Nonoy” Andaya, Jr,” said Arroyo.

“Nonoy was an indispensable and trusted member of our Official Family as he headed the Department of Budget and Management for 4 years,” she added.

Andaya was found dead in his Naga City home on June 30.

“As my colleague in Congress, he was an important ally who showed his meticulousness and dedication when he played a major role in cleaning up and fixing the National Budget,” said Arroyo.

“He was kind and down-to-earth, a good friend to many, and well-respected by his peers,” she added.

“The Bicol region has lost another son it can definitely be proud of,” she continued.