Oro councilors pay tribute to former mayor-A A +A
Thursday, January 10, 2013
CITY Hall officials paid tribute to former Cagayan de Oro councilor and mayor Manolo Z. Tagarda Sr. on Wednesday’s necrological services held at the City Tourism Hall.
The former mayor passed away last January 3. His remains were brought to the City Tourism Hall Tuesday and to his final resting place in Lagonglong, Misamis Oriental this morning (Thursday).
By virtue of Resolution 11256-2013, the 16th City Council during the regular session Tuesday, expressed the city’s most profound condolences and deepest sympathy to Tagarda’s bereaved family.
The resolution cited that in Tagarda’s stint as a member of the City Council, starting from being named as OIC-city councilor until being elected into office as such for three terms, the former councilor exhibited sterling performance as chair of the Committee on Laws and Rules and as majority floor leader, making every plenary session orderly and decorum.
The legislative body believes that despite his death, Kagay-anons will continue to remember his legacy as a soft-spoken legislator, a passionate and dedicated leader, brilliant lawyer, a good father and provider and a religious man, which characteristics helped him catapulted to the pedestal of local legislation by serving three consecutive terms as member of the City Council.
“With his passing away to the great beyond, former councilor Tagarda will surely be missed by those whose lives he touched either as a local legislator, a lawyer and as a religious man; yet his outstanding legacy will be enough to immortalize him in their hearts and minds,” the resolution read in part. (LCR)
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on January 10, 2013.