A former governor, congressman and mayor in Occidental Mindoro died on Tuesday, his daughter said in a post on social media.

"It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dad, former congressman, governor and mayor Jose "Joe/JTV" Tapales Villarosa. He was 79 years old," lawyer Bunny Villarosa Kalaw said.

Villarosa-Kalaw said the wake and services would be held online at the Capilla de San Francisco at the Santuario de San Antonio from Wednesday to Friday this week.

Villarosa was the husband of the former representative and first woman deputy speaker Girlie Villarosa who also died in May last year.

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