SPEAKER Ferdinand Martin Romualdez released a statement on Friday sympathizing with the family of late representative Bayani Fernando.
“ It is with a heavy heart that we offer our condolences on the passing of former Marikina City Mayor and Representative Bayani Fernando, a dedicated public servant who left an indelible mark on the city of Marikina and our nation,” reads the statement.
“His service as the representative for Marikina’s first congressional district from 2016 to 2022, as well as his tenure as Mayor of Marikina from 1992 to 2001, where he transformed the city into a model for others to follow, exemplified his commitment to progress and development.”
“His leadership extended beyond Marikina, as he also served as the Chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority from 2002 to 2009, where he worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life for countless Filipinos in the capital region,” added Romualdez.
“His legacy of visionary leadership and dedication to the betterment of our communities will forever be remembered. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones during this difficult time. May he rest in eternal peace.”