Mel Lopez, Filipino politician, Died at 81

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Gemiliano “Mel” Campos López, Jr. was born on September 1, 1935, in Manila and died on January 1, 2017.

He was a Filipino politician.

Lopez served as the Mayor of Manila from 1986 to 1987 and 1988 to 1992 and an assemblyman of the Batasang Pambansa of the Philippines from 1984 to 1986.

Lopez was also a former chairman of the Philippine Sports Commission.

His parents were Carmen Campos of Bulacan and Lt. Col. Gemiliano López Sr. of Manila.

Mel Lopez graduated from the Jose Rizal University (formerly Jose Rizal College) with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Commercial Science.

Lopez also played swimming, boxing, and basketball in the NCAA for the JRU Heavy Bombers.

Mel Lopez passed away at 81 years old.

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