Dagupan’s ‘Mayor Al’ dies of lung cancer
DAGUPAN CITY — Alipio Fernandez Jr., former city mayor and immigration chief, succumbed to lung cancer on Thursday. He was 75.
His wake will be at the family home in Ciudad Elmina here but burial details have yet to be finalized, said his son, Alfie, a former city councilor.
Fernandez, fondly called “Mayor Al,” served as Dagupan mayor from 1992 to 2001, and from 2007 to 2010.
He was undersecretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government before he was appointed as commissioner of what was then Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID) in 2004.
He was BID head until March 2007. — YOLANDA SOTELO