MANILA, Philippines — The father of Philippine Basketball Association commissioner Willie Marcial, Dr. Rogelio G. Marcial, M. D., passed away last Sunday, leaving behind a legacy of service to the less privileged as a “Doktor Ng Bayan” in conducting free clinics with the Batangas Medical Society and Lions Club.
Dr. Marcial, 82, was born in Batangas City and earned his medical degree at the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center (UERM) and served his residency at the Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna, Ohio. He was chairman of Internal Medicine at St. Patrick’s Hospital Medical Center, Batangas City and received patients in his private clinic, also in Batangas City.
An avid sportsman, Dr. Marcial was a member of the Batangas Rifle and Pistol Group.
His wake is at the Trinity Mortuary Chapel, Pallocan West, Batangas City up to Thursday. Tentative inurnment is on Friday. Dr. Marcial’s family requests prayers for the eternal repose of his soul.