Ex-SolGen Chavez dies-A A +A
Thursday, September 12, 2013
MANILA -- Former Solicitor General Frank Chavez, known for leading the government in forfeiture cases against the late President Ferdinand Marcos, died of stroke on Wednesday night at Medical City in Pasig. He was 66.
Chavez’s wife Jean said in a television interview that her husband’s stroke was a complication after undergoing treatment for lymphoma, a type of blood cancer.
Mr. Chavez was cremated early Thursday morning and his remains lie in state at the Santuario de San Antonio Parish in Forbes Park in Makati. He will be buried on Sunday at the Heritage Park in Taguig City.
Chavez served as Solicitor General from 1987 to 1992 under the late President Corazon Aquino.
He was nominated to succeed ousted Chief Justice Renato Corona last year but declined. Chavez instead asked the Supreme Court to order Congress to strictly follow the constitutional requirement of singular representation in the vetting body Judicial and Bar Council (JBC).
The former government lawyer succeeded, forcing the Senate and the House of Representatives to craft a six-month rotation scheme.
Chavez was born on February 6, 1947 in Sagay, Negros Occidental. He finished elementary and high school in the province with honors. He took up law at the University of the Philippines and was admitted to the Bar in 1972.
He had three children, namely: Katrina (dentist), Stephanie (lawyer) and Ingrid (fashion and brand management graduate). (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)