TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Dec. 26 (PIA)--Bohol Representative Erico Aumentado passed away on Christmas Day, December 25, at 8:37 p.m. at St. Luke's Medical Center -Global City.
He died from complications related to pneumonia. He was 72 years old.
His remains lie in state at the Funeraria Paz Araneta, Quezon City today. Tomorrow, Thursday, the House of Representatives will hold a necrological service. His body will be brought to his home province of Bohol thereafter. Interment schedule in Bohol still to be finalized.
Aumentado is the chairman of the House committee on ethics and privileges. He is also a member of the following committees: Agriculture and food; Appropriations; Basic education and culture; Constitutional amendments; Good government and public accountability; Local government; Public works and highways; Suffrage and electoral reforms; Tourism; Transportation; and Ways and Means.
According to his profile posted at the House website, Aumentado sponsored 96 measures and co-authored 274 bills.
Before being elected as Bohol's second district representative, Aumentado was the governor of the province. He was also an officer of the League of Provinces of the Philippines.
Aumentado was born on May 18, 1940 in Ubay, Bohol.
He graduated with Bachelor of Laws at the University of Bohol.
He was supposed to run for reelection in the May 2013 elections. (PIA-Bohol/ecb)