By Rhaydz Barcia
Legazpi City—-Former lawmaker Rolanda “Nonoy” G. Andaya Jr. of Camarines Sur committed suicide on Thursday (June 30 , 2022) at around 7: 00am , police report said.
Police Capt. Antonio R. Per Jr., acting station commander of Naga reported that they received report at 10:20AM that Rolando G. Andaya, 53, widow a resident of Pomelo St., Saint Jude Orchard, Con. Grande, Naga City allegedly committed suicide.
Police report said that a certain John Mark Patrick Señar y DeLima, Andaya’s personal assistant heard a gun shot.
Señar discovered the victim at his bedroom lying on his left side and a gunshot wound on the right portion of his head at Andaya’s residence.
Andaya ran for gubernatorial race in May 9, 2022 but lost against Luigi Villafuerte, youngest son of former governor now Rep. Luis Raymond “LRay” Villafuerte.
Andaya, a lawyer by profession represented the 1st District of Camarines Sur from 1998 to 2006 and again from 2010 to 2019.
He was the chairman of powerful committee on committed on appropriation of the House of Representatives.
He also served as the 32nd Majority Floor Leader of the House of Representatives and the 9th Secretary of Budget and Management.
Andaya served as House Majority Leader for one year under the 17th Congress.
From 2006 to 2010, he served as the Secretary of the Department of Budget and Management under the Arroyo administration.(Rhaydz Barcia)