Church of the Risen Lord, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City
31 October 2014

President Benigno S. Aquino III mourned with the family of the late Senator Juan Flavier at the former’s wake located at the Church of the Risen Lord in the University of the Philippines.

Flavier served as the Department of Health Secretary under President Fidel V. Ramos’ term.  In 1995, he ran for senator under the administration ticket and won, subsequently being re-elected for another term in the 2001 elections.

As senator, he authored and sponsored landmark legislations such as the Traditional Medicine Law, the Poverty Alleviation Law, Clean Air Act, Indigenous People’s Rights Act, Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2001, Barangay Micro-Business Enterprise, National Service Training Program for Tertiary Students of 2002, Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, Plant Variety Protection Act, Philippine Nursing Act of 2002 and the Tobacco Regulation Act.

Flavier died of pneumonia-related sepsis and organ failure on 30 October 2014, at the age of 79.