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Former DENR Secretary Jun Factoran dies, he was 76

Former Environment Secretary and veteran lawyer Fulgencio "Jun" Factoran Jr. passed away due to a "lingering illness" on Sunday, April 05, 2020.

In an article on Sunday, news website Rappler, where Factoran sat as a Board Member, reported Factoran's death. He was 76.

Factoran served as the deputy executive secretary under the leadership of former present Corazon Aquino from 1986 to 1987, before he was designated as the secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) from 1987 to 1992.

"He agreed to be a Board member at a time when it was deemed dangerous to be associated with Rappler. He was a man of courage, a true loss to the nation and to journalism," Rappler chief executive officer and executive director Maria Ressa said in the article.

Factoran is survived by his four children with his late wife Kaye Mesina -- Yazmin, Gertrude Anne, Fulgencio III, and Roberto Carlo. —Jon Viktor Cabuenas/LBG, GMA News