Monday, November 13, 2017
ROXAS City – The family of former Provincial Board member Jose “Peping” Diaz was no longer interested in pursuing the investigation into his death, according to Roxas City police chief Superintendent Sante tayco.
“We have called off the investigation. The family was convinced that there was no other person involved in the death of the former board member,” Tayco said.
Diaz – who died at 77 – was found in a motel room in Barangay Cagay in the city around 1 p.m. on Nov. 10, a police report showed.
Tiza Kangaroo Inn cashier Jessie Cua said a woman in her mid-twenties went inside Diaz’s room a few minutes the latter had checked in that day.
“The woman went out of the room screaming, asking for help. I immediately sought the assistance of Capiz Emergency Response Team and we found his body lying on bed,” said Cua.
Diaz was rushed to the Capiz Emmanuel Hospital in the city where attending physician Dr. Peter Andrada pronounced him “dead on arrival.”
Andrada said Diaz had a cardiac arrest.
Diaz, a resident of Maayon, Capiz, had served as Provincial Board member from 1992 to 2001. Capiz governor Antonio del Rosario appointed him as the provincial consultant for sports in 2016.
Diaz was the first Capiceño who qualified to play for the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines in the 1950s.
“He (Diaz) was a dedicated public servant and a lover of sports. Most of his legislations were related to sports and the environment,” said former provincial administrator Alfredo Albaladejo./PN