Press Statement
Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz

On the death of Former Ambassador and OFW Party-list Roy Seneres


(Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz issued the following statement on the passing of Former Ambassador and OFW Party-list Roy Seneres.)


“It is with deep sorrow that we at the DOLE mourn the passing of a friend and former colleague, former Ambassador, former Chairman of the National Labor Relations Commission, former Labor Attache, and—in his present capacity before he joined our Creator, OFW Party-List Representative, our dear friend and colleague Roy Seneres.


Our sympathies and condolences go to his family and immediate relatives on his death and we pray for his eternal peace and repose.


“Roy, as we called him, will be a big loss to the DOLE family and to OFWs around the world who he devotedly served for a long time.


On a personal note, I will miss a long acquaintance and co-worker who was always cheerful, positive in disposition, and wore a smile as his second nature. I remember him as one of those close friends who was genuinely most happy when I was appointed Secretary of Labor and Employment in 2010, and said, every time we met hence, how proud he was of my appointment to the Cabinet of Pres. Benigno S. Aquino III. He never called me “Madam Secretary”, but Lyn, always—his term of endearment.


As a public servant, Ambassador Roy’s achievements are recognized as these are well-known, especially among the countless OFWs that looked up to him as a father figure. I am sure countless more Filipinos have benefited from his tireless work as a government official.


He served the DOLE well, and the NLRC, as well, in his capacity as its former Chairman. In fact, he served well in all the offices he was assigned—the nature and character of a true public servant.


Surprised and sad as we were by his passing, we, through our prayers, commend him to the Lord, where he could be with—and happier—than his short journey on earth.




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