Jovito Salonga, Filipino politician, Died at 95

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Jovito “Jovy” Reyes Salonga was born on June 22, 1920, and died on March 10, 2016.

He was a Filipino statesman and lawyer.

He was as a leading opposition leader during the regime of Ferdinand Marcos from the declaration of martial law in 1972 until the People Power
Revolution in 1986, which removed Marcos from power.

Salonga was the 14th President of the Senate of the Philippines serving from 1987 to 1992.

Lydia Busuego was his wife, whom he married in 1948.

She later died due to complications from diabetes on April 20, 2010.

He was a receiver the Ramon Magsaysay Award for government service on August 31, 2007.

Jovito Salonga was honored for “the exemplary integrity and substance of his long public career in service to democracy and good government in the Philippines”.

Jovito Salonga passed away at 95 yrs old.

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