Mountain Province Rep. Maximo Dalog passed away on Saturday (June 3).
Ifugao Rep. Teddy Baguilat confirmed the news of Dalog’s passing on his Twitter account.
“Really sad. Cong Max Dalog of Mt Province just passed away. My friend, kumpadre, colleague, my Manong,” he said.
In a series of tweets, Baguilat paid tribute to Dalog, calling him a “wise man.”
“Max Dalog was our mun tonah, a pangat, a kadangyan – a wise man and leader of us Cordilleran solons. I will surely miss his advises,” he said.
As politikos from the Cordillera Administrative Region, Baguilat said he and Dalog “had our Haggiyo-Gawis cooperation against malaria.”
“We both loved to wear our g-strings during our cultural festivals. He, the wise man. Me, the warrior,” he said.
“As a legislator, Cong Max was our ally in the push for Cordillera autonomy and chaired d committee on Northern Luzon Quadrangle for 3 terms,” Baguilat added.
According to the congressman’s relative, Zenith Dalog, his cause of death was DIC, secondary sepsis due to pneumonia.
His remains will be brought to Baguio Sunday (June 4) before being transported to Bontoc.
Dalog will be buried on June 12, his relative said.