BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – “It is with deep sadness that I learned the passing of former Governor Alfredo “Freddie” Marañon Jr.,” Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said, adding, “Gov. Freddie will be missed.”
Lacson, in his statement, said Marañon “was among the keenest political minds of the province”.
“The life he dedicated to public service spans more than five decades which he spent addressing the prevalent problems of his hometown, his district and the province,” Lacson said.
Lacson also recalled how he was Marañon’s vice-governor for six years.
“It was a privilege to have worked with him and to have learned from him,” he said.
The people of Negros Occidental, Lacson said, “share the grief of his demise, and will always remain grateful for his devotion to service and his commitment to the advancement of Negros Occidental”.
Lacson also extended condolences, prayers, and support to Marañon’s wife, Marilyn and to the entire Marañon family.