Press Secretary Cerge Remonde laid to rest in hometown

Cerge Remonde

ARGAO, Cebu, Jan. 24 — The late Press Secretary Cerge Remonde was laid to rest here, in his hometown, thus closing the final chapter of the storied career of a poor country boy who achieved his dreams through hard work, perseverance, and, most of all, faith in God.

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo joined Marit Remonde, nee Stinus of Denmark, family members, friends, provincial and town officials, and people of all walks of life in the funereal march to the public cemetery Sunday afternoon.

Interment took place after the 12:30 p.m. mass at the St. Michael Archangel, a church built in the 15th century.

The late Press secretary had been given full military honors and welcomed to the church with the tolling of the bells. He was earlier conferred the rank of lieutenant colonel in the reserve force of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). Continue reading

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Press Secretary Cerge Remonde lashed at the political opposition for raising such bogey in its desperate attempt to “demonize” the President before the public amid mounting public uproar against Charter change.

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SEC official in Legacy mess should go on leave – Palace

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Press Secretary Cerge Remonde said Commissioner Jesus Martinez should go on a leave of absence so that the separate investigations to be conducted by the SEC and the Office of the Ombudsman will be free from any doubts.

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