Ex-Cebu guv Pabling Garcia passes away

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Former Cebu governor Pablo “Pabling” Garcia, who served between 1995 and 2004, died Wednesday night. He was 95.

Garcia’s son, Third District Rep. Pablo John Garcia confirmed this in a Facebook post.

Pabling also served as congressman (1987-1995 in Cebu’s third district and Cebu’s second district in 2007-2013), municipal councilor of Dumanjug, Cebu (1951); senior board member of the Province of Cebu (1967-1969); and vice governor of the Province of Cebu (1969-1971). (

The Garcia patriarch also placed 3rd in the 1951 Bar Examinations.

Pabling is survived by his other children, Gwendolyn, Deirdra, Winston, Byron, Farla and Pablo John, and 27 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

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