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Tabaco folk mourn death of 69-year-old councilor

TABACO CITY --- The people of this city mourned the demise of Councilor Alfredo Adala, 69, who died on Thursday, May 7 due to illness.

Fondly called “Tiyo Fred” by residents, Adala was known as a good public servant. His supportive style of leadership and amiable personality had endeared him to his constituents.

He served the city for 13 years as a city councilor. Adala authored 572 resolutions and 52 ordinances.

He was also the officer-in-charge of the city’s Public Safety Office and the Chairperson of the Advisory Council of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Tabaco City.

Mayor Krisel Lagman Luistro said “Tiyo Fred was a man of integrity and compassion. A humble and soft spoken team player and friend.”

The officers and personnel of the PNP Tabaco City also expressed their sympathy to Adala’s bereaved family.

A PNP officer recounted the contribution of Adala for the overall improvement of service of the police organization.

“He never gets tired of giving advice or support whenever public safety is concerned,” the PNP said.

Hundreds of people attended Adala’s funeral mass on Monday, May 11 at St. John the Baptist Parish, while the city is still under enhanced community quarantine.

Proper social distancing was observed, authorities said.

The public safety officers of the city saluted the hearse carrying Adala’s coffin as it passed in front of the City Hall Building as a tribute to the councilor.

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