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PB honors late mayor’s service to the public
By: Eleanor Valeros | Published Monday, September 14, 2020
The Cebu Provincial Board passed a resolution honoring and recognizing late Mayor Marlon Garcia’s service to the Barilinhons.

The Cebu Provincial Board (PB) acknowledged the exemplary contribution of the late Barili Mayor Marlon Fiel Garcia in the field of public service.

Authored by Cebu 3rd District PB Members John Ismael “Jimbo” Borgonia and Victoria Corominas-Toribio, a resolution was passed Monday, September 7 “recognizing Hon. Marlon F. Garcia who served his people wholeheartedly as mayor of the Municipality of Barili, expressing profound sorrow on his passing last September 6, and conveying deepest sympathies to the bereaved family.”

Borgonia and Toribio said that the Province of Cebu lost one of its distinguished public servants, a son, a brother, a husband, and a father.

“Hon. Marlon F. Garcia is a humble man who relentlessly worked hard in service to the people of Barili, first as its vice mayor from 2010 to 2013, and mayor from June 2016 until his passing,” the resolution read.

Mayor Marlon also served the Province of Cebu as vice president for internal affairs of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines – Cebu Chapter.

“Hon. Marlon F. Garcia was a person gifted with a passionate heart and has lived a life dedicated to the upliftment of the lives of his constituents. His passing is a great loss to all Cebuanos and is deeply felt by the people of Barili, whom he has served with utmost commitment and devotion,” the resolution added.

“Despite this deep sorrow for his passing, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Cebu finds it fitting to express gratitude for his service to his constituents, and through this resolution offer a minute of silent prayer for the eternal repose of his soul,” it continued.

On the motion of Toribio and Borgonia, they also conveyed deepest sympathies to the bereaved family, most especially to Mayor Marlon’s elder sister, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia. (Eleanor Valeros)