Ex-solon George Hofer dies

Published January 6, 2019, 6:51 PM

by Francine Ciasico

By Ellson Quismorio

Former Zamboanga del Sur 3rd district congressman, Dr. George Hofer passed away on Sunday, Jan. 6, a report reaching the House of Representatives said. He was 80.


The late solon is the father of incumbent Zamboanga Sibugay 2nd district Rep. Ann Hofer.

The cause of death wasn’t mentioned in the report, which was sourced from acting House secretary general Dante Roberto Maling.

“Dr. George T. Hofer was the founding father of Zamboanga Sibugay. He served as the first governor of the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, a post he held from 2001 to 2010,” Rep. Hofer said in a message regarding her father’s death.

“He served as Congressman of the 3rd District of Zamboanga del Sur from 1998 to 2001, and as mayor of Titay for two terms from 1992 to 1998,” she added.

Dr. Hofer’s remains will lie in state at Cosmopolitan Nivel Hills, Lahug, Cebu City beginning Sunday, Jan. 6 up to Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019.

On Jan. 10, Thursday, his body will be flown to Zamboanga Sibugay to lie in state at the GTH Compound, Kitabog, Zamboanga Sibugay until the burial day, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.

Interment will be at the George T. Hofer Park in Barangay Bangko, Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay.

He is survived by his wife Dulce; children Marietta, Jet and Pauline, and Rod and Ann; and grandchildren Ralph, Pava and Klaus.