Negros Occidental town vice mayor dies
BACOLOD CITY—Vice Mayor Samuel Gavaran of Binalbagan town in Negros Occidental died early on Monday (Nov. 2).
He was 57.
Gavaran had been ill since 2019 due to kidney complications, said Binalbagan Mayor Alejandro Mirasol.
The mayor said the Philippine flag in Binalbagan is flying at half-staff in honor of Gavaran.
“He was a friend, an ally, you name it…he was a good man,” the mayor said.
Gavaran’s remains lie in state at his residence in Binalbagan.
He will be succeeded as vice mayor by the town’s number one councilor, Ursecio Inodeo, a teacher at the Binalbagan Catholic College.