Angara, Ejercito remember ‘simple’ businessman Levy Laus
MANILA, Philippines—Senators Sonny Angara and JV Ejercito remembered the late businessman Liberto “Levy” Laus who died in a helicopter crash on Thursday.
Laus, the chairman and founder of the LausGroup of Companies, was among the three fatalities reported when a private helicopter crashed into a fishpond in Barangay Anilao, Malolos, Bulacan.
Angara tweeted his condolences to the family and associates of Laus.
“RIP Levy Laus. Condolences to his family friends and associates,” Angara said.
RIP Levy Laus. Condolences to his family friends and associates 🙏🏽
— Sonny Angara (@sonnyangara) April 25, 2019
Meanwhile, Ejercito remembered Laus, who he calls as his “brother” at the Junior Chamber International of the Philippines, saying: “A very good and simple man in spite his many successes.”
Sad news, a JCI brother, Levy Laus, of the Laus Group of Companies, died in a chopper crash this afternoon.
A very good and simple man inspite his many successes.
May he rest in peace.
— JV Ejercito (@jvejercito) April 25, 2019
The late 68-year-old business magnate’s LausGroup of Companies is a diversified conglomerate of the automotive dealership and is considered the largest multi-brand network in the country today, the company’s website says.
Aside from Laus, the crash killed the pilot, who was yet to be identified by authorities.
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