LEGAZPI CITY – Former Senator Victor Ziga Sr. passed away on Sunday afternoon due to heart and multi-organ failure at the St. Lukes Hospital, Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. He was 75.
Albay Board Member Victor Ziga Jr. said his father’s remains would lie in state at the Loyola Memorial Chapel in Sucat, Parañaque where this could be viewed for five days and later on cremated.
Vic Jr., in a phone interview on Monday, said the Senate staff is preparing to hold a neurological service at the Senate this week.
The late former senator was a Liberal Party stalwart and staunch supporter of former President Corazon Aquino during the Edsa People Power Revolution in February 1986.
He was the son of former Senator Tecla San Andres Ziga, the first female senator in the Philippines and the first woman in the country to top the Bar examination, and Venancio Ziga, a former governor of Albay province.
Before being elected into the Upper Chamber, he served as assemblyman, Cabinet minister, and Albay governor.
Ziga Sr. is survived by his wife Carmen, and children Christian, Diane, Caroline, Rick, Brian, Mayte, and Vic Jr. (PNA)