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Juan Flavier’s body to lie in state at UP Diliman; charity contributions over flowers preferred

/ 09:55 PM October 30, 2014

MANILA, Philippines―The remains of former senator and health secretary Juan M. Flavier will lie in state at the Church of the Risen Lord in UP Diliman for the public starting on the morning of October 31, Friday until the afternoon of November 3, Monday, a family member said Thursday.

Roby Alampay, Flavier’s son-in-law, said on his Facebook account that the family will appreciate if the public will channel contributions to a still undisclosed charity instead of sending flowers.

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Juan Flavier. FILE PHOTO

Juan Flavier. FILE PHOTO

“Sen. Juan Flavier will be brought to the Church of the Risen Lord in UP Diliman. Members of the public may pay their final respects from Friday morning till Monday afternoon. The Flavier family is discouraging the sending of flowers, in lieu of contributions to a charity to be announced later. Lubos pong nagpapasalamat ang buong pamilyang Flavier sa lahat ng pakikiramay at dasal,” Alampay said.

Flavier succumbed to multiple organ failure and sepsis due to pneumonia Thursday afternoon. He was 79.

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Flavier served as the health secretary from 1992 to 1995 and a senator for two terms from 1995 to 2007.

Miriam: Flavier was my ‘best friend’

Meanwhile, Senator Miriam Santiago, Flavier’s colleague in the Senate, took to social media to express her grief over the death of her “best friend”.

“Sen. Juan Flavier was my best friend in the Senate. The world is sadder because he is gone. Rest well, my friend,” Santiago tweeted.

Santiago served with Flavier during the 10th Congress from 1995 to 2001.

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