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  1. dumaguetenia

    dumaguetenia DI Forum Adept

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    To all Dumagueteño my heartfelt sympathy, losing another father figure in the city and the whole province.

    Perdices succumbs
    to stomach cancer
    BY ALEX PAL & JUDY F. PARTLOW

    Negros Oriental Gov. Agustin Perdices succumbed to stomach cancer at the St. Luke's Global City shortly after 5 p.m. yesterday. He was 76.

    Perdices served as Dumaguete City Mayor for 19 years before he was elected as Negros Oriental Vice Governor in May 2010. But as fate would have it, he was thrust to the governorship with the death of Gov. Emilio Macias II last June 13.

    Perdices shocked Negrenses when he announced last November that he had stomach cancer. His doctors recommended that he undergo 12 chemotherapy sessions. He was about to have his seventh session when his condition suddenly worsened last Monday.

    Neil Ray Lagahit, Dumaguete City Legal Officer and Perdices' legal adviser for 10 years, said Perdices was surrounded by his family and trusted aide Harrison Gonzales at his bedside.

    Lagahit, accompanied by Perdices’ personal lawyer, Myles Nicolas Bejar, flew to Manila Tuesday upon hearing of the Governor’s deteriorating condition. “We just wanted to see him still alive,” Lagahit said.

    When he got to the hospital Wednesday morning, Lagahit said he saw that the Governor was having difficulty breathing.

    He was bleeding faster than the blood could be transfused to him, Lagahit said.

    “I told him ‘Gov, thank you so much for everything.’ After that, he would no longer talk. He would just murmur and use hand signals to give instructions.

    “Then [Dumaguete] Mayor [Manuel Sagarbarria] called me to relay to the Gov. his gratitude for everything he had done for us. Perdices replied, ‘OK. Can’t talk phone.’

    “At 12 noon, I bade him goodbye. But he couldn’t talk because he was gasping for breath. He looked at me and in a faint voice, said ‘OK Bim, pag-ayo ayo (take care)’.

    “I turned to walk away but I was called back. He exerted tremendous effort and strength to raise his hand to call me again. He said again, ‘OK Bim, pag-ayo ayo.’

    “I told him, Gov, you fight. Everyone is expecting to see you in Dumaguete. And he nodded and said again, ‘pag ayo-ayo.’

    That was the last time Lagahit saw him alive.

    Sagarbarria described Perdices’ death as a great loss for Dumaguete. “He had served us for the last 19 years. We just have to accept the news. We are asking the family to hold at least a one-day wake at City Hall,” he said.

    Sagarbarria said that, in all his nine years as a politician, he would go to Perdices occasionally to ask for advice. “He was very calm and gave good advice. He was very fatherly. He didn’t knew how to get angry. He was our next door neighbor, but he was more of a barkada to my elder brothers.”

    For his part, Vice Governor Roel Degamo ordered flags to fly at half mast all over the province, and assured that he would continue the projects of Gov. Perdices.

    Perdices' remains will be flown in Friday afternoon on a Philippine Airlines flight. Interment has been scheduled for Tuesday, January 11 at 12 noon at the Dumaguete Memorial Park.

    Meanwhile, President Benigno Simeon Aquino III has already been informed about the death of Perdices.

    Constituents of Negros Oriental, many of whom said they have not even recovered yet from the death of Macias last June 13, 2010, are still dazed over the news of Perdices’ death.

    Fr. Julius Heruela, assistant parish priest of the Diocese of Dumaguete, who was scheduled to offer a requiem Mass for him last night, has offered condolences to the family of Perdices.

    Heruela said he has already informed Bishop John Du, who is in Manila, about the passing away of Perdices.

    The late Gov. Perdices was a religious man and attended church regularly.*AP/JFP


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  2. Jack Peterson

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    Sad Day.

    :( Azon and her family are quite Upset at the news, Although there will be many not too concerened, He was good for the family and was to them, above the Corruption level normaly associated with office in government.

    R.I.P Governor Augustin Perdices


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    Mayor/Gov Perdices was a good man.
    May he rest in peace in the arms of the Lord.
     
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    Réquiem ætérnam dona eis Dómine;
    et lux perpétua lúceat eis.
    Requiéscat in pace.
    Amen.

    I have known the Perdices family for about 50 years (having expatriated to the US in 1969). Now I am repatriated and it saddens me to know Tuting Perdices has passed away.
     
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    Mayor Tuting Perdices i Salute you. May You Rest in Peace..
     
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    Condolence to the Family of Gov. Perdices. Sir, You will always be remember. May You Rest in Peace Sir........

    I am not frightened of dying. Any time will do; I don't mind.
    Why should I be frightened of dying? There's no reason for it—we've gotta go sometime.

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    Rest in Peace Gov. Perdices.

    Condolence to friends and family.
     
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    A catholic prayer: May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace, amen
     
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    I would like to offer my respect's to the family of Gov;Perdices
    Although I did not know him, he appears to have been a well liked and respected person. May he rest in Peace.
     
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