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Rumors of Gov’s death denied


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He’s alive.

Dumaguete City Legal Officer Neil Ray Lagahit has dispelled rumors of Gov. Agustin Perdices’ supposed death after it spread like wildfire fast Friday. {{more}}

The Governor had been in Manila starting Oct. 22 for what Lagahit said was a “cataract operation.”

The operation was a minor one that the Governor wasn’t even admitted at the St. Luke’s Medical Center where he underwent the procedure, Lagahit said.

The state of Perdices’ health has been a matter of widespread concern among Negrenses around the world after he was admitted at the St. Luke’s Medical Center from Sept. 30 until Oct. 13 for bleeding ulcers, anemia and high blood sugar.

Confident that he was recovering, Perdices endeavored to be back in Dumaguete in time for his 76th birthday last Oct. 16. despite his weak condition. Perdices told reporters that he was just “burned out” in his job.

A call made by the Dumaguete MetroPost to the Governor’s mobile phone Saturday morning was unanswered.

Perdices’ youngest daughter, Katrina, told the Philippines News Agency that her father “is very much alive, although a bit weak. However, he is getting stronger each day.” Governor Perdices is also being monitored for gastric ulcer, diabetes and hypertension, said Katrina.

She appealed to the public to pray for the fast recovery of her father, whom she said wants to continue to serve the province and its people.

Vice Governor Roel Degamo has again taken over as acting governor in Perdices’ absence.

Perdices, who won as Vice Governor in the May 10 elections, was thrust to the governorship following the death of Governor Emilio Macias II. Likewise, Board Member Roel Degamo stepped up to become the Vice Governor to fill the vacancy left by Perdices.

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