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SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau


STATEMENT OF SPEAKER LORD ALLAN VELASCO ON THE PASSING OF FORMER DEPUTY SPEAKER PABLO GARCIA
19 August 2021 10:38:10 AM


We mourn the passing of our esteemed former colleague in the House of Representatives, Deputy Speaker and Cebu Rep. Pablo P. Garcia.

He was a devoted public servant who dedicated two-thirds of his life to public service—an extraordinary feat worthy of emulation. He had served the people of Cebu province from 1951 to 2013 in various capacities—councilor, board member, congressman, vice-governor and governor—with utmost dedication and commitment. Cebu and the entire nation lost an exceptional public servant admired for his diligence, intelligence and integrity.

He will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him and working with him. We extend our deepest condolences and sympathies to his bereaved family, especially to his son and our colleague, Deputy Speaker and Cebu 3rd District Rep. Pablo John F. Garcia. #