Beng condoles with Tetuan chief’s family PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 15 July 2013 13:27

Mayor Beng Climaco has expressed deep sympathy to the bereaved family of the late Felipe “Nonong” Natividad, chairman of barangay Tetuan, whom she described as an exemplar of community service.

Natividad passed away Friday dawn in a local hospital after almost 3 days of severe fever. He is survived by wife Yolanda, principal of the Western Mindanao State University laboratory school and children. He was on his last term as barangay chairman of Tetuan, one of the biggest barangays in the city.

“We express condolence to the family of Chairman Natividad, to the wife and to barangay Tetuan,” the mayor stated as she expressed appreciation to the late chairman and the family for his dedication and commitment to service during his lifetime.

And while the barangay and the entire city is in the period of mourning, to avoid a vacuum in barangay governance, Mayor Climaco on Friday afternoon administered the oath of office of John Dalipe, the number one councilman (kagawad), who automatically occupies the post left vacant by the untimely demise of Natividad.

Climaco said Tetuan is the biggest barangay in terms of population and area and barangay operations including peace and security should be maintained and sustained. “We appeal to the barangay officials to continue the good works of Cap Nonong.”

Before he got sick last week, Natividad donated blood in support of the Red Cross voluntary blood service program, he being  a Sandugo Hall of Famer.

“Cap Nonong lived by example, serving the community and right up to the very last moments he served his barangay and for that we appreciate Ma’am Yolly, his wife, that both of them are models and examples. She is an exemplar of SPED education and he an exemplar of community service. Cap Nonong gave his dedication not only to barangay Tetuan but to the entire City through the Sandugo Award,” the mayor added. — Sheila Covarrubias