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Senators pay tribute to Biazon

INCUMBENT and former senators on Monday paid their last respects to former senator and Armed Forces chief of staff Rodolfo “Pong” Biazon who died on June 12 at the age of 88.

The Senate held a necrological service for Biazon with former Senate presidents Franklin Drilon and Vicente Sotto 3rd in attendance.

Former senators Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan 2nd, Jose “Joey” Lina Jr., and Sotto gave their respective eulogy.

Biazon was a three-term senator (1992 to 1995, 1998 to 2004, and 2004 to 2010) and a two-term member of the House of Representatives, representing the lone district of Muntinlupa (2010 to 2013 and 2013 to 2016).

Photo courtesy from Sen. Bong Go Facebook

In a resolution honoring the former Marines officer, Zubiri described Biazon as “a steadfast champion of decent and affordable housing and of security and defense.”

Biazon spearheaded the passage of landmark measures such as the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003, the Rental Reform Act of 2002, the Comprehensive and Integrated Shelter Finance Act of 1994, the Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Act, the act amending Presidential Decree 1752 to make membership in the Pag-Ibig Fund mandatory; and the Home Guaranty Corporation Act of 2000.

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