Vice presidential candidate and Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano took some time off from his national campaign to pay his last respect to the late Provincial Board (PB) Member and ex-Mandaue City mayor Thadeo “Teddy” Zambo Ouano.
|Senator Alan Peter Cayetano and better-half Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano.|
Cayetano was in Cebu on Saturday to attend Ouano's burial mass at the National Shrine of St. Joseph in Mandaue City.
In a eugoly which he delivered before families and friends of the late official, Cayetano recalled how Ouano had dedicated his life in the service of his fellow Cebuanos.
"Thank you (and) we love you for everything that you have done for us. This is a sad day for the country," Cayetano said.
The senator expressed hope that future leaders of the country would be able to replicate what the board member was able to do to address the disorder in the daily lives of Cebuanos.
Ouano, who was 69, passed away last month after suffering from prostate cancer. Cayetano had worked with him in several projects in Cebu back in 2012.
Through their partnership, a barangay health center was constructed in barangay Opao and a rural health center was completed in the town of Tabogon. #