Ex-Navy officer Rex Robles dies at 75


Posted at Jul 05 2020 12:19 PM | Updated as of Jul 05 2020 01:03 PM

Retired Navy Commodore Rex Robles attends a deliberation on the final draft of the proposed Federal Constitution at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News​

Rex Robles, a retired Navy commodore who once led the Reform the Armed Forces Movement and who became part of President Rodrigo Duterte's panel to draft a federal constitution, has died.

This was confirmed by his wife Marilyn, who said Robles died of cardiac arrest at 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

He was 75.

Robles was among the military men who plotted a coup against then-President Corazon Aquino. He later apologized to Aquino.

He was also part of the Feliciano Commission, a fact-finding panel that investigated the Oakwood Mutiny of 2003.

In 2018, Robles was appointed by Duterte to be part of a panel tasked to review the 1987 Constitution and propose revisions for a federal charter.

"Great man. May God bless his soul," retired Chief Justice Reynato Puno, the head of the constitutional review panel, said of Robles in a Viber message to ABS-CBN News