The number one kagawad of Barangay Taculing, Bacolod City succumbed to cardiac arrest Sunday, and the barangay council will recommend who should fill up his position.
Liga ng mga Barangay president Lady Gles Gonzales yesterday said Dante Basan, 44, was taken to a hospital 1 p.m. Saturday but he passed away at about 4 p.m. Sunday.
She said Basan, a second-termer kagawad of Taculing, was a former Sangguniang Kabataan kagawad before he ran for barangay kagawad in 2013.
Gonzales said Basan was like a big brother to her and was a man with a good heart. He was a good public servant and a very effective worker.
He was also an asset to the barangay and they have many pending projects under his committee that had yet to be implemented, she said.
Gonzales said the last time she saw him was during a clean-up drive Saturday in their barangay. They divided Taculing into several areas and assigned one kagawad to supervise each area, she said.
Taculing has been chosen as a model barangay for the implementation of the “No Segregation, No collection” policy of the city under its Solid Waste Management Program.
The remains of Basan lie in state at the St. Peter’s Chapel in Brgy. Alijis and will be transferred to the barangay hall of Taculing on Friday, Gonzales said.
May Theresa Malongayon, Interior and Local Government-Bacolod officer-in-charge, said the Barangay Council of Taculing will be the one to recommend, through a resolution, who will fill the vacant position left by Basan.
But it is the mayor who will appoint Basan’s replacement, based on the recommendation of the Barangay Council, she said.
Meanwhile, Malongayon said they have not yet received the confirmation of Gonzales as Liga ng mga Barangay president.
Based on Civil Service Rules, her confirmation should be acted upon by the National Liga ng mga Barangay within 15 days, she said.
Gonzales won as Liga president of Bacolod City unopposed.*CGS
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