Board member Vicente ‘Bugok’ Ramirez
Former Iloilo Provincial Board member Vicente “Bugok” Ramirez recently died of colon cancer.
Ramirez, who also served as mayor of Lambunao town for 15 years, was laid to rest at the Lambunao Catholic Cemetery last January 8.
Ramirez served as Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) member from 1998 to 2001.
He chaired the agriculture, environment and natural resources and cultural minorities and the underprivileged committees.
From 2002 to 2005, Ramirez was reelected for another three-year term and served as SP assistant floor leader and chairperson of the appropriations committee.
SP member Demy Sonza described his colleague as “lovable person,” “excellent leader,” and “dedicated public servant.”