TUGUEGARAO CITY — Former Kalinga governor Macario Duguiang died due to a lingering illness on Sunday, his relatives announced. He was 72.
He served as governor of the province from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2014.
A lawyer by profession, Duguiang also served as Lubuagan town mayor and regional director of the Department of Transportation and Communication-Cordillera Administrative Region.
Known as a peace negotiator among the Kalingas, Duguiang was cited for being a settler of tribe wars.
“He once served as Philippine Red Cross chairperson in Kalinga and also held other positions in the private and government sectors, a peace pact holder, a negotiator of disputes and various problems, an adviser, a mentor, a friend to everybody and a very humble person,” government-owned Radyo Pilipinas-Kalinga broadcaster Hazel Gup-ay said.
Duguiang left behind his wife Ruth, a medical doctor, and four children.
He would have been 73 on his birthday this October 22.
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