Cavite Province pays respect to former Gov. Ayong Maliksi  

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite Mar. 2 (PIA) -- The untimely passing of former Provincial Chief Executive Erineo 'Ayong' Maliksi last February 24, 2021 saddened the people of the province particularly those who had known him and grew up during his heyday in politics.

Governor Jonvic Remulla ordered to raise the national flag in the provincial capitol grounds in half mast this week, as a sign of respect to his predecessor. 

"On behalf of the people serving the Capitol, the Remulla family and the Province of Cavite, I would like to extend my condolences to the Maliksi family for the loss of their beloved patriarch Erineo 'Ayong' Maliksi," said Remulla. 

He acknowledged the contributions of the former governor who served the province in various political positions for almost 40 years, beginning with his  Imus City Vice-Mayoral position for a term in 1980-1986, two terms as Imus City Mayor from 1986 -1998, represented the 2nd District of Cavite in 1998 - 2001 and in 2010-2013, and best of all as the Provincial Governor from 2001-2010.

Gov. Jonvic described Gov. Maliksi as a 'giant in his generation' recalling that both his father, Gov. Johnny Remulla, and Gov. Maliksi were political allies, with their vision and dreams for Cavite province serving as foundation and lay-out of the (provincial development plan) developmental transformation being carried out today.

Teresa C. Araneta, a good friend and colleague of the former governor recalled how 'Ayong' envisioned the future of the province to relieve the roads from traffic congestion thru an extension of the train system. He spoke to the experts and poked on concerned national offices to push this project but all the paperworks sat underneath all the new projects as soon as a new administration set foot in the Presidential office.

Nevertheless, that vision is almost realized now with the ongoing construction of the LRT-1 Cavite extension, which will end at the Niog station in Bacoor City.

"Pagdating ng panahon na kayo ay sasakay sa LRTA at nakarating ng maayos at mabilis sa inyong pupuntahan o sa inyong pag-uwi sa inyong pamilya, palagi niyong iisipin na yan ay dahil kay Ayong Maliksi," said Araneta to the Caviteños.

(When the time comes when you take the LRTA and arrive safely and quickly at your destination or on your way home to your family, you will always think that it is because of Ayong Maliksi.)

Likewise, grateful Caviteños who were able to pursue their studies thru the scholarship grants from the Provincial Government during Ayong's administration and now are successful in their careers expressed, their sadness for the demise of the former governor.

Though they may not have met him personally, they felt his sincerity and generosity in his message which inspired them to go after their dreams and not let poverty, or the lack of means, to stop them from pursuing a better life. 

Meanwhile, Cavite LGU heads, government legislators and politicians visited the wake of the former governor at their Villa Emilia Farm in Malagasang 1-A.

Also a close friend to the former governor, Senator Richard 'Dick' Gordon shared, "Three weeks before he passed on, we were still exchanging hopes for our country and how we can be great again. He is a loss to Cavite."

At age 82, Governor Ayong Maliksi is survived by his wife Olivia and their son Imus City Mayor Emmanuel 'Manny' Maliksi, daughter-in-law Jelyn and three grandsons. (Ruel Francisco with reports from Dennis Abrina) 


Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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