Cadiz City councilor dies of heart attack | Inquirer News
Close  

Cadiz City councilor dies of heart attack

/ 12:36 PM October 07, 2021

BACOLOD CITY––A Cadiz City councilor died of a heart attack Tuesday, which was believed to have been triggered by COVID-19.

ADVERTISEMENT

Councilor Agustin Jesmar Desuyo, 57, was rushed to the Cadiz City Emergency Clinic where he died, said Cadiz Mayor Salvador Escalante.

The doctors believed Desuyo was suffering from COVID-19 but was unaware of it.

FEATURED STORIES

During the Cadiz Sangguniang Panlungsod Zoom session this week, Desuyo’s colleagues noticed that he was quiet and appeared to be sick.

“He usually actively participates in the weekly city council meetings,” Escalante said.

Meanwhile, Negros Occidental High School (NOHS) principal Mario Solinap Amaca, 59, died Wednesday afternoon.

Former NOHS assistant principal Llenamar Melchor said Amaca, who was tested positive for COVID-19, was initially confined at the Cadiz District Hospital and was transferred to the Riverside Medical Center in Bacolod City when his condition worsened.

He was confined at the intensive care unit (ICU) and was later transferred to a regular room but continued to have difficulty breathing, although he had recovered from COVID-19.

“Today, we lost a great man, a good leader, a friend, a father of Negros Occidental High School”, a statement on the DepEd Tayo NOHS Facebook page said Wednesday night.

“You have left us with a brand of leadership that cares so much for its people without putting aside quality service. You have loved us, and we thank you for that,” the statement added.

lzb

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link .

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Cadiz City, councilor, COVID-19, Heart attack, Regions
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.