Former DOJ Secretary Raul Gonzales passes away

The Justice Secretary was 83 years old. reported Monday (September 8) that Former Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez passed away Sunday night after being confined at the National Kidney Transplant Institute (NKTI).

Gonzalez died at around 10:45 p.m. due to multiple organ failure, radio dzBB reported early Monday. He had been confined at the NKTI since Friday.


Gonzalez was a congressman of Iloilo from 1995 to 2004, and served in the prosecution team during former President Joseph Estrada’s impeachment trial. Under the Arroyo administration, he served as an outspoken secretary of the Justice Department.


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