Ex-Negros town mayor succumbs to COVID-19

Published December 6, 2021, 1:56 PM

by Glazyl Masculino

BACOLOD CITY — Former E.B. Magalona, Negros Occidental Mayor David Albert Lacson died on Friday, Dec. 3, due to COVID-19.

This was confirmed by his cousin third district board member Andrew Montelibano.

Lacson, who was also a former provincial board member, passed away at the age of 46 at Riverside Medical Center here on Friday night. He was fully vaccinated with Sinovac.

Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer remembered Lacson as a dedicated worker and public servant.

Ferrer recalled the last time he talked to Lacson when the latter informed him that he had tested positive for COVID-19 in a rapid antigen test on Nov. 30.

Lacson had himself admitted on Dec. 1 even if he only had flu-like symptoms, Ferrer said, adding that Lacson also suffered several health issues, aside from COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the United Negros Alliance (Unega) passed a resolution expressing condolences to the family of Lacson, who is one of the provincial party’s pillars, according to Ferrer, who is also part of Unega.