Former Manila mayor Mel Lopez dies at 81

  • Page Views 3194
  • former_manila_mayorFormer Manila mayor Gemiliano “Mel” Lopez Jr. died Sunday night, January 1. He was 81 years old.

    His son, Manila 1st District Rep. Manny Lopez, confirmed to CNN Philippines his father died of cardiac arrest, 6:18 p.m. at St. Luke’s Medical Center.

    Then President Corazon Aquino appointed Lopez as officer-in-charge of Manila from 1986 to 1987 when all government posts nationwide were declared vacant after the People Power Revolution.

    He was elected mayor of the capital from 1988 to 1992.

    Lopez was a councilor of Manila from 1968 until martial law was declared in 1972. He was vocal against the Marcos regime.

    He was among the 92 injured individuals in the 1971 Plaza Miranda bombing of the Liberal Party campaign rally in Manila. Among the injured were then senators Jovito Salonga, Sergio Osmeña Jr., and then Manila mayor Ramon Bagatsing.

    Lopez was elected assemblyman of Manila in the Batasang Pambansa from 1984 to 1986.

    Then President Fidel V. Ramos appointed him chairman of the Philippine Sports Commission from 1993 to 1996.

    He was chairman of PNOC Exploration Corporation before he died.

    Lopez’s wake is at the Aeternum Chapel, Heritage Park, Taguig, from 4 p.m. of January 2, to Wednesday morning, January 4.

    There will be a public viewing at Sto. Nino Church in Tondo on Thursday, January 5, and at the Manila City Hall at 3 p.m. on the same day.

    The late mayor will be buried at Heritage Park on Saturday, January 7. (cnn ph)

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 21 October 2021
      2 days ago No comment

      Alden Richards continues to scale new heights; renews contract with GMA Network

      A proud Kapuso for over a decade: Alden Richards is a name that needs no introduction. With an impressive thread of local and international recognitions, box-office hits, top-rating series, and chart-topping albums, the Kapuso actor has proven worthy of his title as Asia’s Multimedia Star. Last October 15, Alden ...

    • 21 October 2021
      2 days ago No comment

      ABS-CBN wins Star Awards’ Best TV Station

      ABS-CBN won Best TV Station while its stars and shows also received recognition in the 34th Star Awards for Television held virtually by the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) over the weekend. Among the 24 other winners from the Kapamilya was series Pamilya Ko, which was named Best Primetime ...

    • 21 October 2021
      2 days ago No comment

      Leni-Pacquiao tandem still possible

      Senator Manny Pacquaio has left the door open to stepping aside as a presidential candidate. Pacquaio has indicated that he may be willing to support the presidential bid of current Vice President Leni Robredo in the May 9, 2022 election. Pacquiao said on October 15 that he would be ...

    • 14 October 2021
      1 week ago No comment

      3 Steps to getting your BC Vaccine Card

      Related

    • 14 October 2021
      1 week ago No comment

      Maria Ressa’s Nobel Peace Prize is an international Rebuke of the Duterte Regime

      The Malaya Movement in Canada congratulates Maria Ressa as co-recipient of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. In its announcement, the Nobel Committee cited Ms. Ressa’s efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace. Ms Ressa …[is] receiving the Peace Prize for [her] ...

    %d bloggers like this: