News – PH – Remulla orders Cavite flags to be hoisted half-staff for rival Maliksi

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LUCENA CITY – Cavite Gov Jonvic Remulla has ordered flags in the capital and other government offices of the province, which were flown with half employees in mourning for ex-Governor Erineo “Ayong” Maliksi, Remulla’s former political rival

“On behalf of the people who serve the capital, the Remulla family and the Cavite Province, I would like to express my condolences to the Maliksi family for the loss of their beloved Patriarch,” Remulla said in a message posted on his Facebook page on Thursday (Feb 25)

Maliksi died on Wednesday (February 24), his family announced he was 82 years old The cause of death was not disclosed

Remulla said he greeted Maliksi, whom he defeated in 2019 in a hotly contested race for governor

“Although our relationship was never perfect, I consider him a gentleman, a leader, and a staunch Caviteño. In these times politics ends and courtesy begins,” said the governor

Remulla said that Maliksi “was part of my father’s journey to transform our province and his contributions should never be forgotten”

“He was a giant of his generation and a loving father to a grieving family. We’re all the better for his service and friendship,” he said

Maliksi was a friend and ally of Remulla’s father, Juanito “Johnny” Remulla, a governor of Cavite

for 14 years

In the 2019 election, Remulla defeated Maliksi in a rematch of a political battle reminiscent of the 2010 race

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Ayong Maliksi, Jonvic Remulla, Cavite

News – PH – Remulla orders Cavite flags to be hoisted half-staff for rival Maliksi
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