Chief State Counsel Ricardo “Dickie” Paras III passes away

Image by DOJ and Eugene Conti Paras' Facebook posts
  • Chief State Counsel (CSC) Ricardo “Dickie” Paras III passed away on Sunday, Januray 21, 2018
  • One of his relatives and the Department of Justice (DOJ) confirmed the sad news via social media

DOJ Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II confirmed Ricardo “Dickie” Paras’ death at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, but did not mention the cause of death.

“We mourn the sudden demise of CSC Ricardo “Dickie” Paras III this morning… we ask the pious members of the DOJ family to pray for the eternal repose of his soul,” Aguirre said.

According to the DOJ’s Facebook post, Dickie Paras served the DOJ and the Filipino people with distinction and integrity.

He is also a valued ally in the pursuit of the reform-oriented objectives of Pres. Duterte and Aguirre.

Government prosecutors and his colleagues saw Dickie as “well-mannered, soft-spoken, but intellectually the sharpest in the DOJ toolbox.”

One of his relatives, Eugene Conti Paras, said Dickie will be cremated this Sunday, January 21 at 2 pm. Viewing starts at 7:30 pm at Chapels 8, 9 and 10, Heritage Park, Taguig.

Source :

The Inquirer, DOJ, Wikipedia, Facebook