Sunday, May 4, 2014

City Of Baguio Mourns The Sudden Passing Of Vice Mayor Daniel T. Farinas

The city of Baguio is currently in mourning as the remains of one of its top public officials lie in state at the Sangguniang Panlungsod Session Hall. Last Sunday (May 4, 2014), Vice Mayor Daniel T. Farinas died at the Notre Dame De Chartres Hospital. He was rushed to the hospital last Friday when his blood pressure dropped. Tempo reported that "Farinas died due to continued drop of blood pressure brought about by thrombosis or blood clot in the blood vessel in the left leg."

He expired at the hospital at 7:33 am. He was 61 years old. Showing respect, flags at the City Hall are flying at half-mast. The remains of Farinas will stay at the Sangguniang Panlungsod until interment.

Baguio-based journalist Bong Cayabyab posted the following on Facebook: "The City of Baguio mourns for the untimely death of Vice Mayor Daniel T. Farinas. He first served as city councilor from 1988 to 1992, elected as Vice Mayor from 1992 to 2001 (3 terms), elected as No. 2 City Councilor from 2007 to 2010 and elected as City Vice Mayor from 2007 to 2013 . Vice Mayor Farinas was born in March 4, 1953 died early morning of May 4 of a lingering illness. His remains lie in state at the SP Session Hall, City Hall and will remain in said venue until the interment. The date of the interment will be announced later. My condolences and my sincerest sympathy to the bereaved family."