BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Former provincial Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. passed away 11:38 pm, 1 October in the private Riverside Medical Center after days of seeking treatment for various ailments, his former publicist Eric Loretizo said.
He was 84.
An engineer who served in various positions starting as a city councilor in his hometown of Sagay in northern Negros Occidental, Gov. Freddie served three straight terms of three years each as Capitol chief executive, from 30 June 2010 to 30 June 2019.
Marañon was part of a political clan that dominated politics in northern Negros Occidental, especially in the second district that straddles over the cities of Sagay and Cadiz and the town of Manapla.
He and his brother, Joseph, were identified with the administration of then President Marcos who declared Martial Law in 1972.
Post the dictatorship, he allied himself with known Marcos crony Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr. and ran under the Nationalist People’s Coalition and the United Negros Alliance, winning the post in the 2010 elections against then former Gov. Rafael Coscolluela who ran under a new political formation, the Aton Tamdon Utod nga Negrosanon.