Bayani Fernando, Marikina’s Esteemed Public Servant and Former MMDA Chairman, Passes Away at 77.

By | September 22, 2023

Former chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority and long-time public servant of Marikina City, Bayani Fernando, has passed away at the age of 77.

Bayani Fernando, a long-time public servant of Marikina City and former chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, has died at the age of 77. The news of his passing came as a shock to many, leaving the community in mourning for a man who dedicated his life to public service.

Born on April 25, 1946, in Marikina City, Bayani Fernando began his career in public service at a young age. He held various positions throughout his lifetime, but it was his tenure as the chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority that brought him national recognition. Serving from 2002 to 2009, Fernando implemented numerous projects aimed at improving traffic management and urban planning in the bustling metropolis.

Fernando’s dedication to his work was evident through his numerous achievements. Under his leadership, the MMDA executed the construction of footbridges and flyovers, easing traffic congestion in major areas. His administration also introduced the “No Contact Apprehension” policy, using CCTV cameras to capture traffic violations and promote road safety.

Beyond his role in the MMDA, Fernando also served as the mayor of Marikina City from 1992 to 2001, where he spearheaded initiatives for disaster preparedness and urban development. His efforts in transforming Marikina City into a model of disaster resilience and cleanliness earned him the nickname “Mr. Marikina.”

While the news of Bayani Fernando’s death has saddened the nation, the exact cause of his passing remains unknown at this time. The absence of information regarding the cause of death has left many speculating and eagerly awaiting further details from the family.

Fernando’s legacy will undoubtedly live on in the hearts of those who knew him and benefited from his dedicated service. He will be remembered as a visionary leader, a champion of progress, and a true public servant. The nation mourns the loss of a remarkable individual who left an indelible mark on the landscape of Philippine governance..

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