MANILA, Philippines — The Senate adopted on Tuesday a resolution expressing profound sympathy and honest condolences for the death of veteran actress Cherie Gil.
Senate Resolution No. 109 was filed by Senator Ramon Revilla Jr. and sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Joel Villanueva.
During the plenary session, Villanueva acknowledged the contributions of Gil, dubbed the La Primera Contravida, within the Philippine leisure business.
“The craftsmanship she showed in her illustrious career contributed immensely to the development of the Philippine entertainment industry,” Villanueva stated, studying part of the resolution.
“Her professionalism, passion, and dedication, together with her generosity to colleagues, and commitment to excellence all serve as inspiration and guiding light for the younger generation of artists and creative workers,” he added.
All senators had been made co-authors of the resolution.
Gil, 59, succumbed to cancer on August 5.
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