Alfonso Castañeda Mayor Jerry Pasigian has died, two weeks after winning his reelection bid.
The Nueva Vizcaya politiko passed away on June 4.
He went comatose due to hypertension last week.
Pasigian was the first Bugkalot tribe member to become Alfonso Castañeda mayor.
Last year, the Sandiganbayan found Pasigian guilty of graft and malversation in relation to an anomalous purchase of a government vehicle.
“I grieve with my family the passage of Mayor and Brother Jerry Pasigian to the other shore. He was a great leader and brother. He will never be forgotten,” Vice Governor Lambert Galima Jr. said.
“When I asked for the results of the election in Alfonso Castañeda, his voice was sad when he said he won the election. I don’t know why he was sad when he should be happy. This could be a premonition that, while he won, he could not serve his term anymore. Goodbye brother Jerry. You will be sorely missed,” he added.