DOF mourns passing of Vicente Jayme

The Department of Finance (DOF) expressed on Thursday its deepest condolences over the death of former finance secretary and founding member of National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel), Vicente “Ting” Jayme.

“As a pioneer in Namfrel, Ting was one of the hardest fighters for good governance at a time when his country needed it the most. When he was appointed by President [Corazon] Aquino, Ting was a brilliant finance secretary whose legacy will be remembered as having steered the Philippines away from the brink of financial collapse. Current and future civil servants would do well to remember the prudence of his policy even in these times of relative plenty,” Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima said.