MANILA – Days after withdrawing the presidential bid, Overseas Filipino Workers Club party-list Rep. Roy Señeres passed away on Monday morning.
Señeres withdrew his presidential bid on Friday, few hours after the Commission on Elections announced the final list of official presidential candidates. His decision was due to his health condition.
Señeres’ death saddened his colleagues and co-candidates. House Speaker Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte Jr., Sens. Grace Poe, Francis “Chiz” Escudero, and Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, and the Commission of Elections sent their condolences and prayers for his family.
The late representative’s death shocked the officials. In lieu of his death, his colleagues and co-candidates recognized his contributions and accomplishments of the late ambassador who aimed to provide better working conditions for local workers and OFWs.
Grace Poe and Francis Escudero said that Señeres is a great loss to the labor sector especially to OFWs.
Señeres died of cardiac arrest at the age of 68, and it was triggered by his complications from diabetes.