ATTY. SERGIO R. RIGODON DIES
At the age of 87 years, eight (8) moths, and two (2) days, Atty. Sergio R. Rigodon went back to his Creator. He passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 in Metro Manila. His body was brought to Banga, Aklan on October 31.
Atty. Rigodon studied Elementary in Banga Elementary School and his secondary in Banga Rural High School where he graduated valedictorian in 1948. He started his colloge education in Aklan Catholic College in Kalibo but transferred to Lyceum of the Philip-pines where he completed Bachelor of Laws in 1953 and passed the bar in the same year. Not contented of being a lawyer, Atty. Rigodon again went back to college, this time at the Far Eastern University where he finished Bachelor of Science in Commerce in 1954.
Atty. Rigodon started his law practice in Metro Manila in 1954 as a corporation lawyer, and he did it until his death.
Atty. Rigodon was the Municipal Mayor of Banga, Aklan for 23 years (1972-1995). He popularized the name of Banga as “Banga, the Beautiful”. Banga town plaza was awarded the “Most Beautiful Town Plaza” in 1994. However, before becoming Mayor of Banga, Atty. Rigodon topped the election for Board members of Aklan in 1960. Hence, he was Senior Board member, then as Vice Governor of aklan in 1961- 1963.
He was confidential assistant in Legislative Executive Tax Commission in 1964-1965 and Liaison Officer of the House of Representatives in 1966-1967. After the law was approved creating the national Irrigation Administration, Atty. Rigodon was appointed
member of the NIA Board of
Directors from 1968 to 1974. He was managing Director of Aklan Integrated Coconut Industries, Inc. in 1978- 1983.
He was also member of the Board of Directors of Republic Transport & Shipyard Corp., Iloilo City.
Being a lawyer, Atty. Rigodon was a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Aklan Chapter. He was chairman for several years of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines, Aklan Council and member of the Philippine Coconut Producers Federation, Banga chapter.
He is survived by his loving wife, Ms. Dorotea O. Iglesias-Rigodon and children Karen R. Galang, Sergio I. Rigodon II, Dorothy R. Dimson, Sergio I. Rigodon III, Joseph I. Rigodon, and Atty. Raymund I. Rigodon./MP