Thursday, March 31, 2016

Governor Leonard Mayaen Of Mt. Province Has Died Due To A Heart Attack

Leonard G. Mayaen, the Governor of Mountain Province has died due to a heart attack on Thursday afternoon (March 31). He was 63 years old. Mayaen reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest before noon in the capital town of Bontoc on said date. He was airlifted by a Philippine Air Force (PAF) helicopter to Baguio City. He was declared dead on arrival by attending physicians past 3:00 PM when he was brought to the Notre Dame De Chartres Hospital in the city.

Mayaen was running unopposed in the upcoming May elections. He was seeking his third term as Governor of Mt. Province. Mayaen first entered politics in 1988 when he easily won a seat as a Board Member in the province. He then served two terms as Vice-Governor from 1992 to 1998. He was elected as Governor during the 1998, 2010, and 2013 elections.

The province is about to start celebrating this year's Lang-ay Festival with the opening ceremonies to be held tomorrow (April 1) at the provincial plaza. The Mt. Province Foundation Day will be observed on April 7.
Governor Leonard Mayaen (center) during the Ayyoweng di Lambak ed Tadian Festival a few weeks ago. Image credit: Leonard G. Mayaen - Mountain Province Facebook page.