Lawmakers honor Eddie Garcia, ask DepEd to name a school after him

MANILA, Philippines – A lawmaker is eyeing the possibility of naming a public school after Eddie Garcia.

The country is in mourning with the passing of the veteran actor on Thursday. Among those who honored the actor are members of the House of Representatives. Many expressed their sympathy to the bereaved family and wished them comfort on the passing of Garcia.

Lawmakers honor Eddie Garcia, ask DepEd to name a school after him
Rest in peace, Sir Eddie Garcia.

For Senior Citizen Rep. Francisco Datol, more than words of condolences, Garcia’s death should be commemorated by naming a school after him.

Datol, the vice chair of the House committee on senior citizens affairs and member of the panel on veterans affairs had asked the Department of Education to name a school in Garcia’s hometown in Sorsogon after him.

The lawmaker said, “I ask the Department of Education to identify the Public High School which Congress can and should rename as the Eddie V. Garcia Memorial National High School in his home province of Sorsogon.”

Since Garcia was a member of the Philippine Scouts, Datol had also ordered the Philippine Army and the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office to “immediately carry out the necessary military honors and benefits” for the late actor.

Meanwhile, Ako Bicol Rep. Alfredo Garbin Jr. had also asked President Rodrigo Duterte to order that all Philippine flags be in half-mast as well as other appropriate military honors fit for Garcia.

Garbi, who feels deeply indebted for Garcia for campaigning for him during the election, has asked that the Bicol University to create a “Permanent Memorial Exhibit” and “Professorial Chair” at the BU College of Arts and Letters to commemorate the late actor’s contribution in the field of arts.

— Sally, The Summit Express

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