MANILA, Philippines – Former assemblyman Rafael “Raffy” Recto, father of former senator Ralph Recto, died in his Quezon City home reportedly due to multiple organ failure, radio reports said. He was 76.The reports said that the elder Recto died inside his home at Green Meadows Subdivision in Quezon City about 8:30 p.m. Monday.
Attending doctors were quoted as saying that he passed away due to complications brought by his long-standing heart ailment. In 1994, he was diagnosed with aortic aneurism.
Recto is survived by his wife Carmen Gonzales-Recto and his four children: Ralph, Ricky, Ramon, and actress Plinky Recto.