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Flags in Bacolod lowered to half-staff to honor deceased councilor

/ 01:40 PM July 05, 2021

BACOLOD CITY—All Philippine flags in this city will be lowered at half-staff on July 8 to honor a councilor who died on June 25.

Mayor Evelio Leonardia said the city is mourning the death of Councilor Elmer Tan Sy, who tested positive for COVID-19 and had a heart attack at the Bacolod Adventist Medical Center on June 25.

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Sy, 66, was a kidney patient undergoing dialysis twice a week and planning to have a kidney transplant, his daughter Psyche said.

She said their family would like to express their gratitude to all who condoled with them on the passing away of her father.

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Sy’s formal wake at the Acropolis Chapels in Barangay Bata, Bacolod City will start Monday, July 5, until Wednesday, July 7.

Interment will be at Greenhills Memorial Park, Bacolod City at 8 a.m. Thursday, July 8.

Leonardia, in Executive Order No. 36, Series of 2021, said Sy was an incumbent Sangguniang Panlungsod member and a significant political figure in Bacolod City, famously known for his tagline, “less talk, more action.”

Sy was president of the Philippine Councilor’s League – Bacolod City Chapter for three consecutive terms, Leonardia said.

“Bacolod lost a dedicated legislator with a kind and generous heart, a public servant who shall be forever remembered for his selfless leadership and humility”, the mayor added.

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