LEMERY, Batangas — THE town of Lemery, province of Batangas is grieving for the loss of their leader, incumbent Mayor Eulalio M. Alilio.
Mayor Larry succumbed at 10:38 in the evening of December 14, 2021, Tuesday at the St. Lukes Medical Center due to liver cancer stage 3. He turn 58 last February 12.
A former president of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) – Batangas Chapter, and a municipal mayor of Lemery for about a decade, Mayor Larry has withdrawn from seeking another term as mayor and was substituted in the race by his son Ian.
Last December 12, Mayor Larry surprised his constituents when he go live in his official Facebook page and from his hospital bed, gave his Christmas message to his constituents.
In his video message, Mayor Larry was optimistic that he would recover from the lingering illness he is battling with. Thus, his message:
“Magandang araw po sa inyong lahat, lahat ng mga brgy captain, mga barangay officials, sa lahat po ng mga nanunungkulan sa lahat ng barangay ng nasasakupan ng bayan ng Lemery.
Maligayang Pasko po at Manigong Bagong Taon!
Mula sa pamilya namin ang pagbati. At pasensya na po kung di nyo ako makaulayaw sa mga Christmas Party at ang aking anak na si Ian lang ang makakaulayaw nyo, dahilan ah… talagang tayo po ay nakikipaglaban sa karamdaman na pinipilit kong paglabanan at alam kong kaya ko po ito, kaya lamang po ay di kasama po ng panalangin sa Panginoong Maykapal at sana ay matapos na ang problema natin, yung pandemic na to, sa buong mundo, lalong lalo na sa Pilipinas para mabalik tayo sa normal. At asahan po ninyo, ah pipilitin kong maging malakas para sa inyo at ah mabuhay po tayong lahat.. ah at mabuhay ang bayan ng Lemery.”
Last month of June, the late mayor has contacted corona virus disease 2019 (CoVid-19) but has recuperated from the deadly virus.
However, he has withdrawn from his bid for reelection as mayor and endorsed his son instead as substiutute.| – BNN / jmr