Ex-PAF chief Ramon Farolan passes away
MANILA, Philippines — Retired Major General Ramon Farolan, the 16th Philippine Air Force (PAF) chief, has died. He was 88.
The PAF said Farolan, who was born on August 31, 1934, passed away on Wednesday, May 31. No further details were provided.
Farolan was a member of the Philippine Military Academy Class of 1956.
He also held various significant positions both within the military organization and in civilian government from 1964 to 1986 including Military Supervisor for Customs, Administrator of the Civil Aviation Authority, and Commissioner of the Bureau of Customs, also serving as Chairman of the Board of Examiners for Customs Brokers.
He then became the PAF’s Commanding General on February 24, 1986 before retiring.
During his retirement years, he became a columnist in the Philippine Star and Philippine Daily Inquirer.
The Department of National Defense also mourned Farolan’s death, saying the agency “stands ready to provide support and assistance to them as they navigate this period of mourning.”
“Beyond his professional accomplishments, MGen Farolan was known for his compassion, integrity, and unwavering commitment to the well-being of service members under his command,” the DND said in a statement.
“He fostered a culture of camaraderie and unity, inspiring those around him to excel and uphold the highest standards of military service,” the department added.