City of Malolos – Another former member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan passed away last September 20, 2015 in the person of former First District Board Member Raul V. Mendoza. He succumbed to heart failure after being in comatose for several days. He was 73 years old. Board Member Mendoza served as member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan from July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2007. Before his stint in the august body, he served as the 20th mayor of the Municipality of Calumpit, Bulacan, from 1980 to 1988. Among his noteworthy contribution in the Sangguniang Panlalawigan was the passage of the following significant legislations:
Panlalawigang Kautusan Blg. 06-T’05 (Kapasiyahan Blg. 276-T’05) – Nagtatakda ng “Linggo ng Karapatang Pantao” sa Lalawigan ng Bulacan na Magsisimula sa Ika-3 hanggang Ika-10 ng Disyembre Taun-taon.
Kapasiyahan Blg. 323-T’05 – Kapasiyahan na Nagtatakda ng Pagtatatag ng Lupon Para sa Karapatang Pantao sa mga Sangguniang Bayan at Siyudad sa Lalawigan ng Bulacan.
Kapasiyahan Blg. 300-T’06 – Kapasiyahan na Humihikayat sa mga Sangguniang Bayan at Lungsod na Nagmumungkahi sa Kanilang Barangay na Nasasakupan na Lumikha ng Barangay Human Rights Action Center (BHRAC) at Maghalal ng Barangay Human Rights Action Officer (BHRAO).
Kapasiyahan Blg. 158-T’05 – Kapasiyahan na Nagtatakda ng Pagkakaroon ng “Tropical Fish Production and Hatchery Project” ang Pamahalaang Panlalawigan ng Bulacan sa Ilalim ng Pamamahala ng Panlalawigang Tanggapan sa Pagsasaka
A simple necrological service (Luksang Parangal) in honor of the deceased board member was held by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan on September 23, 2015 at the home of the deceased. It was attended by Provincial Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado, Vice-Governor Daniel R. Fernando, the members of Sangguniang Panlalawigan and other provincial officials, as well by the families and friends and former colleagues of the deceased. Cremation is set on September 25, 2015.