Former Marikina Mayor Bayani Fernando passed away after he fell from the rooftop of his house on September 22, 2023.
According to the reports, Fernando was repairing the roof of his own house in Barangay IVC, Marikina when he slipped and fell.
The 77-year-old former mayor was rushed to the hospital, but it was already too late for the doctors to save him.
Fernando became a prominent figure when he led the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) from 2002-2009.
He became popular when he started to transform the National Capital Region’s traffic infrastructure into pink and also built footbridges and male urinals.
Fernando also ran in 2010 for Vice President but lost against former Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay.
Thousands of netizens expressed their condolences to Fernando.
MMDA also dedicated a message to their former chairman.
“Under his helm, he put the MMDA in the spotlight. He was the person behind rapid bus lanes and the ‘Metro Gwapo’ campaign transforming the region into a livable metropolis.
“Thank you very much for your contributions. Rest now, Sir, for you already got the job done,” they added.