By Chito Chavez
Former Quezon City Vice-Mayor Rosario (Charito) L. Planas, handed away this morning on the age of 87.
“It is with a heavy heart that on behalf of the people of Quezon City, I announce the passing of our dear former Vice Mayor Charito Planas,” Mayor Herbert M. Bautista mentioned.
“Vice Mayor Planas was our loving mentor, Tita, leader and friend. Vice Mayor Planas only had the best interests of the city and the nation in mind in all her endeavors as a city official and freedom fighter during the dark days of our nation’s history,” he added.
Planas’ final public look was throughout Bautista’s eighth State of the City Address in October.
A necrological service might be held in her honor on December eight at 9 a.m. on the Carlos Albert Hall, Quezon City Hall.
Planas was born April 28, 1931 in Tondo, Manila.
Her sister, Carmen Planas, was the primary lady metropolis councilor of Manila.
She was a staunch opposition chief and led the marketing campaign in opposition to the ratification of the 1973 Constitution.
The late former vice-mayor was among the many opposition leaders arrested after the declaration of Martial Law in 1972.
Planas was included within the Lakas ng Bayan slate led by former Senator Ninoy Aquino within the 1978 interim Batasan elections.
She slipped in another country after the elections to hitch the anti-Marcos forces within the US.
Planas returned to the nation after the 1986 People Power revolution and helped revive the Liberal Party.
She ran for Mayor within the 1988 elections and misplaced to then incumbent officer-in-charge, Brigido (Jun) Simon Jr.
In the 1992 elections, she was the working mate of then Congressman Ismael Mathay Jr. who received the mayoral race.
Planas served as Quezon City vice mayor from 1992 to 1995.
She additionally served as President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s spokesperson with the rank of Undersecretary within the Office of the President in 2010-2011.
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