Gone Too Soon: Statesman Charlie Cojuangco Passes Away at 58 Years Old - LA Lives

Cojuangco leaves behind a rich legacy for his family.

Carlos “Charlie” Cojuangco has passed away as announced by his wife, China Jocson in a social media post.

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“It is with a heavy heart that we regret to inform you that my husband, Claudia and Jaime’s father, Carlos ‘Charlie’ Cojuangco, has passed away,” writes Jocson.

Cojuangco ran unopposed in the 2019 elections, and winning as Tarlac Representative (1st District). He would maintain his momentum as principal author of at least 19 bills and co-author of 17 bills seen to improve the local and national economies.

On top of his legislation, he chaired the Committee on Flagship Programs and Projects and assisted in leading the Committee on Appropriations as Vice Chairperson.

Even in his personal life, Cojuangco didn’t let his wife be the one that got away.

The bond of Cojuangco and Jocson led to a quick engagement. “In two weeks I knew I was going to marry her; when you know, you know,” the groom says in his wedding speech.

Nothing compared to his love for his wife and children Claudia and Jaime.

The closest competition for Cojuangco’s affection was his collection of luxury vehicles, which he estimated to be around 40. As the youngest son of Eduardo “Danding” Cojuanco Jr., he’s been an automobile enthusiast since childhood.

Details of his wake will be shared soon according to Jocson.

Banner Photo from China Jocson on Facebook

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