Ex-Catanduanes gov dies of cardiac arrest
LEGAZPI CITY – Former Catanduanes governor Rosalie Alberto Estacio died on Tuesday morning at her residence in Moonwalk Subdivision in Parañaque City according to her son Rolando Jr. She was 65.
Rolando, said in a phone interview, that his mother had a heart seizure around 5 a.m. Responding paramedics attempted to revive her but failed.
The former Catanduanes governor had a heart problem and underwent angioplasty procedure in 2012, Rolando said.
Estacio is survived by husband Rolando, Sr., daughters Maria Cristina, Maria Regina, Maria Victoria, Maria Margarita and Rolando Jr.
Estacio’s political career goes back to 1989 when she was elected vice governor, serving until 1992. From 1992 to 1995, she served as Catanduanes governor.
She was the daughter of the late Catanduanes Congressman Jose Alberto, who chaired the House Appropriation Committee during the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos.
Her remains would lie in state at the Holy Trinity Memorial Chapels in Sucat, Parañaque, and flown to Virac town for burial, Rolando said.
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