Former Batangas vice-governor Ricky Recto passes away

Former Batangas vice-governor Ricky Recto passes away

By Liezelle Soriano

MANILA — Former Batangas vice-governor Ricky Recto has passed away, his brother, Deputy Speaker Ralph Recto disclosed on Tuesday.

“With sadness, we share the news that our brother Ricky has passed away. Words are hard to come by to express the sorrow of losing him, but we take comfort in our fond memories of him to overcome the pain we feel,” Recto said.

Recto also thanked those who extended their condolences to his family.

“We are touched by your kind words and prayers, but in the meantime, we ask for the time and space to grieve in private,” the Batangas Representative added.

Recto said that the wake and funeral for his brother are still being finalized.

“But we do recognize that Ricky had served as a national athlete and as an elected official, so a simple memorial is being discussed, the details of which may be announced soon,” he said. (ai/mtvn)

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