Raul S. Roco, 63
Pia is not in the picture, as I have verified.
The PCIJ and INQ7 report that Raul S. Roco, former Senator, former Secretary of the Department of Education, former Congressman and partner of then the Roco Bunag and Kapunan Law Office, passed away at the young age of 63, after a lingering illness.
I'll leave the accolades of his public life to the others. I personally did not know and did not have the privilege of meeting him.
What I do want to talk about is the legacy he will leave behind. His children.
I've met and are friends with two of them. The first one I knew was Pia, was my college and law school classmate. The second, Bo (Robbie Pierre), my classmate in high school BJ and I just became law partners just a few months back. He was even my lawyer in my custody case.
Suffice it to say that both of them carry the Roco legacy that would do their father proud, as the nation remembers the Honorable Raul Roco as the "president the could have been great."
Rest in peace, Honorable Raul Roco. Your legacy is in safe hands. I know.