DR. Rogelio G. Marcial, father of PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial, passed away last Sunday morning, 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 and served his residency at the Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna, Ohio. He served as 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. He was a former director of the Lyceum of the Philippines, Batangas City; past president of the Lions Club, Batangas chapter; and past president of the Samahang Rizal Ng Batangas or Rizalinos.