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(UPDATED) Ex-Budget Sec. Emilia Boncodin dies

Posted by akosistella on March 15, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATE) Former budget Secretary Emilia Boncodin died Monday due to cardiac arrest, an official from the National Kidney and Transplant Institute said.

In a medical bulletin signed by NKTI executive director Enrique Ona, Boncodin, 55, passed away at 2:05 pm. (Click Inquirer.)

As per Ging Deles, former Peace Commissioner, on ANC, Ms. Boncodin was supposed to have undergone dialysis this afternoon at the Nat’l Kidney Institute. The latter had been battling kidney cysts. She passed away at 1 pm. due to cardiac arrest.

Click GMA News TV

Ma’am Emi was one of the best public servants this country has had. I feel privileged to have known her. She was tireless at her job, but equally, she always had time to explain to us, the media, the nitty gritty details of government budget programming.

Without a doubt she epitomized what real public service ought to be. Honesty, dedication to hard work, and always utmost professionalism. Salamat Ma’am Emi. You were always a shining light in the dark and corrupt corridors of power. Rest in peace po.

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