Dr. Pacita Trinidad-Gonzalez and Rep. Imelda Romuladez Marcos
Marilou Arroyo-Lesaca, Katherine Gordon and John Lesaca
The image of the late Hon. Raul M. Gonzalez before the Museum
Yours truly, Zedrick Señeres and Nonoi Ybiernas with Dr. Pacita T. Gonzalez and Rep. Imelda R. Marcos
Ten months in the making, the RAUL M. GONZALEZ Museum at Petalsville Subdivision in Jaro was ready for its inauguration. The late-afternoon affair gathered who’s who in politics, business, society, press media, and loyalists and supporters.
A top notched lawyer, the late RAUL M. GONZALEZ has occupied several positions in the government. Among them were Representative of Lone District of Iloilo City and Justice Secretary. He has successfully argued for the commutation of the death sentence of the late Sen. BENIGNO AQUINO Jr.
The Museum houses the memorabilia of the late statesman. Adjacent to it is the Medical Service Annex for ECG, ultrasound and X-ray machines.
Patrick John C. Pornel, Melissa Vibar and Philip James C. Pornel with Dr. Pacita T. Gonzalez and Rep. Imelda R. Marcos
Kathleen Espina-Ynion and Dr. Pacita T. Gonzalez
Joemarie and Mafelou Agriam
Yours truly with Atty. Francis Tolentino
“These services are for free for the poor and in need,” said Dr. PACITA TRINIDAD-GONZALEZ, the widow of the statesman. The building is PWD and elderly-friendly!
The affair kicked off with a Holy Mass in a nearby chapel. Rep. IMELDA ROMUALDEZ-MARCOS, the former first lady, jetted in from Cosmo-Manille to lead the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Après the blessing of each room, dinner was served on the second floor. It was spiced up by the stellar performance of world-renowned violinist JOHN LESACA. His wife MARILOU ARROYO-LESACA read a dedication message of former president and now Pampanga Rep. GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO for the family and the museum.
On hand to welcome the guests were the GONZALEZ children – Dr. GOLD, Atty. RAUL Jr., Dr. CHARMAINE and JOEL.
A quotable quote from the late Hon. Raul M. Gonzalez and his bust welcome guests at the RMG Museum
Marilou Arroyo-Lesaca reads a dedication message from former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
John Lesaca performs some well-loved songs to the delight of the guests.
Atty. Raul T. Gonzalez Jr., Dr. Charmaine Gonzales-Castillo, Marilou A. Lesaca, Dr. Pacita T. Gonzalez, Joel T. Gonzalez and Dr. Gold T. Gonzalez
According to Dr. GOLD, RMG Museum is her father’s “legacy to the Ilonggos…a testament of service…” She also thanked everyone for all their love, overwhelming support and unforgettable memories!
The RMG Museum’s inauguration was perfectly timed for the late RAUL M. GONZALEZ’s and RAUL T. GONZALEZ Jr.’s birthdays!