Former congressman and Olongapo City Mayor James “Bong” Gordon, Jr. has passed away, his brother Senator Richard Gordon said on Tuesday, February 9.
During the Senate’s plenary session on Tuesday, Senator Gordon confirmed his brother’s passing. However, the senator did not disclose the former congressman’s cause of death.
Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri also expressed the chamber’s deepest condolences to the Gordon family for the passing of the former lawmaker.
The late Gordon served as a three-term congressman of Zambales’ first district from 1995 to 2004 before acting as a three-term mayor of Olongapo City from 2004 to 2013.