Congressman Erico B. Aumentado died Tuesday night at 8:37pm after a bout with pneumonia. Aumentado, who also served as governor of Bohol for three terms before serving as Representative of the 2nd district of Bohol, was rushed to St. Luke’s Medical Center last December 9 from Bohol and was admitted at the Coronary Care Unit. Aumentado was 72.
The House of Representatives will hold necrological rites for Aumentado on December 27. He was chairman of the House ethics committee and is a member of the minority of various committees including Agriculture and Food, Public Works and Highways and Good Government and Public Accountability.
On Facebook, various groups of Boholanos expressed their condolences to Aumentado’s family and appreciation for his public service. He was instrumental in completing the circumferencial road of Bohol which significantly improved travel around Bohol. He was also popular for his campaign slogan “Basta Aumentado, karsada sementado.”