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SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau

01 August 2022 07:25:49 PM

THE House of Representatives on Monday adopted a resolution honoring the late Camarines Sur 1st District Rep. Rolando “Nonoy” Andaya, Jr.

House Resolution (HR) No. 129 was filed by Speaker Martin G. Romualdez, House Majority Leader and Zamboanga City Rep. Manuel Jose
"Mannix" M. Dalipe and House Minority Leader and 4Ps party-list Rep.
Marcelino Libanan

They expressed their profound condolences to the Andaya children,
Rolando IV and Katrina Isabella. Andaya died on June 30, 2022. He was

The resolution described Andaya, a former secretary of the Department
of Budget and Management (DBM), as outstanding, dedicated, and
well-respected public servant.

“The demise of Honorable Rolando G. Andaya, Jr. is a great loss to his
family, friends, and peers who remember him as a kind, down-to-earth,
and a very good and faithful friend,” the resolution reads.

Andaya’s wife was the late Honorable Marissa Lourdes Mercado Andaya,
former representative of the First Legislative District of Camarines
Sur during the 18th Congress, and the son of the late Honorable
Rolando G. Andaya Sr., former Representative of the First Legislative
District of Camarines Sur during the Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth

Andaya obtained his degree in Business and Economics, major in Legal
Management from the De La Salle University in 1991; earned his Juris
Doctor from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1995; and was conferred
honorary doctorate degrees in Public Administration and in Humanities
by the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and Bulacan State
University, respectively.

Before joining government service, Andaya was engaged in private
practice as a legal apprentice at the Feria Law Office in 1990;

He began his stint as a public servant when he served as the head
executive assistant to the chairperson of the Securities and Exchange
Commission (SEC) in 1996; hearing officer in the SEC from 1996 to
1998; and as Representative of the First Legislative District of
Camarines Sur during the Eleventh, Twelfth, and Thirteenth Congresses,
from 1998 to 2007; and during the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and
Seventeenth Congresses from 2010 to 2019.

As DBM secretary from 2006 to 2010, Andaya rationalized government
expenditures, and pushed for the upgrading of the compensation of
civil servants.

“A hard-working and dedicated Member of the House of Representatives,
Honorable Andaya served as Deputy Speaker from September 13, 2016 to
July 30, 2018; Majority Leader from July 30, 2018 to January 2019;
vice-chairperson of the Committees on Games and Amusements, Energy,
Economic Affairs, and Special Committee on Bicol Growth Area; and as
chairperson of the Committee on Appropriations, the position he held
until the end of his third term on June 30, 2019,” the resolution

“Honorable Andaya authored several laws of national importance
including Republic Act (RA) No. 9166, entitled “An Act Promoting the
Welfare of the Armed Forces of the Philippines by Increasing the Rate
of Base Pay and Other Benefits of its Officers and Enlisted
Personneland for Other Purposes”; RA 9227, entitled “An Act Granting
Additional Compensation in the Form of Special Allowances for
Justices, Judges and All Other Positions in the Judiciary with the
Equivalent Rank of Justices of the Court of Appeals and Judges of the
Regional Trial Court and For Other Purposes”; RA 9279, entitled “An
Act Granting Additional Compensation in the Form of SpecialAllowances
for the Members of the National Prosecution Service and the State
Counsels in the Department of Justice, and for Other Purposes”; RA
11223, otherwise known as the “Universal Health Care Act”; RA 11210,
otherwise known as the “105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave Law”; and RA
10928, entitled “An Act Extending the Validity of Philippine
Passports, Amending for the Purpose the ‘Philippine Passport Act of
1996,” it said.

“As the youngest legislator to become the chairperson of the Committee
on Appropriations, Honorable Andaya was acknowledged as the House’s
expert in appropriations and budget process for his meticulous
scrutiny of the national budget, and was instrumental in initiating
major reforms in budgetary policy towards improved government
operations, effective delivery of public projects and services, and
better fiscal management,” the resolution stated.(END)