By Hannah Torregoza
The Senate on Thursday mourned the passing of former Senator Dominador Aytona who passed away last Tuesday, Sept. 26 at the age of 99.
The Senate will hold a necrological service for the late senator on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 10 a.m.
Aytona served as senator from 1965 to 1971.
Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III filed Senate Resolution No. 519, saying Aytona’s passing “was a great loss not only to his bereaved family, but to the nation as well.”
According to Pimentel, Aytona served as senator from 1965 to 1971 and was instrumental in the enactment of Republic Act No. 6124, known as an Act Providing for the Fixing of the Maximum Selling Prices of Essential Articles or Commodities, Creating the Price Control Council; Republic Act No. 6126 also known as an Act Regulating Rentals of Dwelling Units and Republic Act No. 6390 or an Act Accelerating the Implementation of the Agrarian Reform Program.
Born in Liboon, Albay, Aytona finished primary and intermediate school education at the Albay Training Department with high honors and his teaching course at the Albay Normal School as a self-supporting student.
He finished business administration degree at the University of Manila in 1947, graduating summa cum laude, Bachelor of Law degree in 1949 as magna cum laude and Masters of Laws in 1951 as cum laude.
In the 1950 Bar examinations, Aytona ranked second with an average score of 94.55 percent. Eventually, he joined the Senate as a financial adviser and met with then Representative and former President Ramon Magsaysay.