BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – Mountain Province Representative Maximo Dalog Sr. died early Saturday morning in a Metro Manila hospital. He was 70.
“The people of Mountain Province lost one of its great men and are in deep mourning. Let us pray for the repose of his soul,” the local government unit of Bauko, where he was born, said.
Dalog died around 2 a.m. after a week’s hospital confinement.
Information from the family indicated that he succumbed to sepsis secondary to pneumonia.
Dalog was one of the founders and an avid advocate of the non-governmental Kataguan Dialysis Patients Organization Inc., which stages an annual caravan to raise funds for dialysis patients living in or hailing from Mountain Province.
The caravan, started in 2015, is now part of the annual “Lang-ay” (Community sharing) Festival of Mountain Province.
Born October 1, 1946, Dalog was married to Cecilia Yawan of Bontoc, with whom he had six children.
According to the family of Representative Dalog, his remains will be brought to Tam-awan Village, Baguio City in the afternoon of June 4 for public viewing for three hours for those who will not be able to proceed to his hometown in Bila, Bauko.
The remains will be transported to Bontoc via Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya since the usual Baguio-Bontoc Road remains blocked by landslides. An overnight vigil will be held at Caluttit, Bontoc, Mountain Province.
The necrological service will be held at the Mountain Province Provincial Building in the morning of June 6, after which his remains will be brought to Napo, Bila, Bauko where he will lie in repose until his burial on June 12, 2017.