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Odiongan Mayor Trina Fabic pays tribute to late Con-Con delegate Ernesto Gaytano Ang

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Odiongan Mayor Trina Fabic has paid tribute to constitutional convention delegate and former Board Member Ernesto Gaytano Ang, who passed away recently at the age of 82.

In a Facebook post, Fabic said Ang represented Romblon’s interestes in the Con-Con and was also one of the movers behind a landmark citizenship legislation for the country.

Ang also did much as an elected official, contributing to the political discourse as barangay captain and as provincial Board Member, she said.

She likewise lauded his accomplishments as a businessman and said he wrote regularly about agriculture and issues of the day.

He provided advise to politicians and elected officials as well.

He was kind, charitable, progressive-minded, and a passionate intellectual, and his positivity and faith helped him live life well, she said

Ang will not be forgotten!

“Ernesto Gaytano Ang

(December 12, 1939 – August 21, 2022)

LGU Odiongan extends heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family of Mr Ernesto Gaytano Ang, or Tongking, or Papa Ernie, as he was fondly called.

With a background in law, he was elected as a young, active, and fiery Con-Con Delegate representing Romblon’s interests and concerns in the early 70s. He is one of the movers behind a landmark citizenship legislation for the country.

Later on, as an elected official, he contributed much to the development and political discourse of his barangay and the province as Barangay Captain of Liwanag and as Provincial Board Member. He was also an active part of the PARCOMM of the province and PLEB of Odiongan for the past few decades.

He was also a creative and astute businessman, delving into diverse endeavors such as copra, recycling/junk shop, virgin coconut oil, leasing, among others.

Tongking wrote prolifically and regularly about agriculture and about the issues of the day for periodicals such as the Romblon Sun. He served as adviser for politicians and elected officials. He was the husband of Mrs Bee Firmalo Ang, and father to 7 children. He came from the renowned Gaytano-Ang clan of Looc. Kind and charitable, a progressive-minded and passionate intellectual, he will not be easily forgotten by many. He remarked that his secret in living well was to always have positivity and faith. His life’s story is embodied in a book, The Man from Looc.

May the Lord keep Mr Ernesto Ang in His eternal embrace, and may God’s perpetual light shine upon his soul,” Fabic posted.

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