PALAWAN Representative Edward Hagedorn passed away Tuesday morning, October 3, 2023, at the age of 76, his office announced.
“On behalf of Cong. Ed, his family, staff and closest kin -- we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of you for your love and support, for joining us in celebrating his wonderful life, and most importantly...for being witnesses to the remarkable journey he lived with such zest,” it said.
“As of the moment, the family has not yet discussed any public service arrangements. However, we promise to keep you informed as soon as we finalize the details. In the meantime, please keep Cong. Ed’s wife and children in your thoughts and prayers as they navigate through this time of sorrow,” it added.
Hagedorn served as the mayor of Puerto Princesa City from 1992 to 2013.
In a statement, Puerto Princesa City Mayor Lucilo Bayron hailed Hagedorn’s legacy in the city, including the inclusion of the city as one of the new seven wonders of nature, the establishment of City Baywalk, and the construction of the city coliseum and the new city hall.
Hagedorn was also appointed by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as the “anti-jueteng czar” in 2005 amid the government campaign against illegal gambling.
In 2013, he lost in his senatorial bid. (SunStar Philippines)