BALANGA CITY, Bataan: President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday traveled from Davao City to Bataan to pay his last respects on outgoing 2nd district Rep. Enrique “Tet” Garcia, who passed away last Monday.
Clad in black jacket, the incoming President was welcomed by Gov. Albert “Abet” Garcia, outgoing Balanga City mayor and congressman-elect Jose Enrique “Joet” Garcia III and other members of the family.
Many sympathizers to the Garcia family could not help but cheer as Duterte entered the Doña Emiliana Hall where the second day of the wake was being held.
Digong and Tet both served in the 11th Congress from 1998 to 2001.
Tet, congressman for 17 years and governor for 12 years, won as vice-governor in the May 9 elections but has not been proclaimed.
He died from pneumonia at the Makati Medical Center on Monday night. Tet would have been 76 years old on Sept. 13.