MANILA – Former Quezon City vice mayor Rosario “Charito” L. Planas, who survived persecution beneath the Marcos martial regulation and led a marketing campaign opposing ratification of the 1973 Constitution, handed away Thursday morning at the age of 87, QC Mayor Herbert M. Bautista stated.

“It is with a heavy heart that in behalf of the people of Quezon City, I announce the passing of our dear former vice mayor, Charito Planas,” Bautista stated in an announcement.

“Vice Mayor Planas was our loving mentor, tita, leader and friend. Vice Mayor Planas only had the best interest of the city and nation in mind in all her endeavors as a city official and freedom fighter during the dark days of our nation’s history.”

Vice Mayor Planas’ final public look was throughout Mayor Bautista’s eighth State of the City Address in October.

Charito Planas, wheelchair-bound in a single of her final public appearances. PHOTO COURTESY OF QC GOVERNMENT

A necrological service will probably be held in her honor on Friday, December eight, 2017 at 9 AM at the Carlos Albert Hall, Quezon City Hall.

Planas was born April 28, 1931 in Tondo, Manila. Her sister, Carmen Planas, was the first girl metropolis councilor of Manila.

Charito Planas was a staunch opposition chief and led the marketing campaign towards the ratification of the 1973 Constitution. She was amongst the opposition leaders arrested after the declaration of Martial Law in 1972, in response to a quick supplied by QC Hall.

Planas was drafted in the Lakas ng Bayan slate led by former senator Ninoy Aquino in the 1978 interim Batasan elections. She slipped out of the nation after the elections to affix the anti-Marcos forces in the US.

She returned to the nation after the 1986 People Power revolution and helped revive the Liberal Party. She ran for Mayor in the 1988 elections and misplaced to then incumbent officer-in-charge, Brigido “Jun” Simon Jr. In the 1992 elections, she grew to become 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 served as President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s spokesperson with the rank of Undersecretary in the Office of the President in 2010-2011.

Source: interaksyon