By Joey Natividad
Bicol politicians’ politician Luis Robredo Villafuerte passed away Tuesday morning at 12:35 am at St. Luke’s Medical Center – BGC,Taguig.
Moments before he died, Luis prayed: “Just pray for this Nation.”
Luis’ son, Congressman LRay Villafuerte (2nd district, Camarines Sur) in his FB post narrated:
“In fact when my sister Mylene was with him praying in his last few moments, my Father said, “I pray for the Nation, Lord!” , when my sister asked if there was anything else he wanted to pray for, He reiterated, “Just pray for this Nation.”
LRay quoted a passage from the Bible that best described the Bicol politicians’ politician.
” I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. And now the prize awaits me the crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on the day of His return. And the prize is not just for me but for all who eagerly look forward to His appearing.” 2 Tim 4:7-8 NLT
Luis was considered by many as the Political Kingpin of the Bicol Region.
“More than his great mind, he had such a big heart! His compassion was exceptional and astounding. If my father believed in something, he will fight for it intensely and will not stop at anything. He was a true champion of good causes and a fighter!,” said LRay.
Villafuerte Sr. was born on August 29, 1935. He had served as Governor of Camarines Sur and Congressman in the House of Representatives, representing the 2nd District (2004 to 2010), and 3rd District (2010 to 2013) of Camarines Sur.