Dante Jimenez dead at 68

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Dante Jimenez, chairperson of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC), has passed away.

Jimenez was 68 when he died last night.

He was brought to the Chinese General Hospital by Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) president Arsenio “Boy” Evangelista.

The family, in a Facebook post shared by Evangelista, said the PACC chairman died of aortic aneurysm.

Jimenez founded the VACC and then was appointed to the PACC three years ago. He was then appointed co-chairperson of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs, the same post held by Vice President Leni Robredo two years ago.

The Palace expressed its condolences to the family of Jimenez.

“The Palace expresses its condolences to the family, loved ones and colleagues of Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Chairperson Dante Jimenez who died of aortic aneurysm last night, January 29, 2021,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement.

“PACC Chair Jimenez spent most of his productive life advocating a just and peaceful society for Filipinos by fighting criminality and corruption. He believed and shared President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s centerpiece program, which is the campaign against illegal drugs, crime and corruption, and had served the Duterte Administration as Chair of PACC and Co-Chair of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD). He would be dearly missed,” he added.

“May the perpetual light shine upon him, and may the soul of Mr. Jimenez rest in eternal peace,” Roque said. 

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