Romeo Cordova Wycoco: Boy Scout of the Philippines Retired Official Passes Aways

By Gregorio Tavera
Sunday Post

      A Jagnaanon retired executive of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) succumbed to lung cancer on Wednesday at the age of 72.

      Romeo Cordova Wycoco died at the Wycoco residence in barangay Pangdan on October 1.

      He was regional scout executive of the Eastern Visayas before he retired. He had also been a provincial scout executive prior to his stint at the regional BSP office.

      Romy, as he was fondly called by friends and relatives, was born on April 14, 1936 in Tagbilaran City.

      He was once dubbed as a disciple of Lord Robert Baden Powell, the English founder of the BSP.

      Family members, in a way, attributed his ordeal with lung cancer to his smoking habit.

      During his fight with lung cancer, Wycoco regularly went to the family doctor for physical check up, they said.

      He was survived by his wife, Caritina "Caring" Jamisola, and daughter, Melanie.

      Caritina is a retired teacher of the then Bohol Provincial High School (now Cecilio Putong National High School) before her transfer to the DepEd regional office in Cebu City.

      He met her during their student days in Tagbilaran and got married after finishing school.

      Wycoco was once Bohol's BSP chief in 1970 and was instrumental in the construction of the Bohol provincial BSP headquarters and the Camp Magsaysay in Bilar.

      Later, he was promoted to the regional office in Cebu City and one of his landmark achievements there was the establishment of the Cebu City Capitol Hills BSP Center.

      Wycoco had also received an outstanding alumnus award from the University of Bohol.

      The requiem mass will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday at the Saint Michael, The Archangel Church, to be followed by the interment at the Jagna Roman Catholic Cemetery in Cota.