Body of slain Clarin town mayor arrives home

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By Divina M. Suson, Correspondent
October 29, 2019

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CLARIN, Misamis Occidental--The remains of Clarin town Mayor David Navarro is now laid at his residence in Barangay Lapasan here.

The white coffin, draped with the national flag, arrived at Ozamiz City port past 6:30 in the morning, Sunday (October 27), two days after the mayor was slain in Cebu City while being transported to the city prosecutor's office for the inquest proceedings of the charges he is facing for mauling a masseur.

In a hall decorated with white fresh flowers, floors covered with green mat, the remains was placed besides Navarro's blown up photo in a frame.

The family asked for an exclusive time until 12:00 noon and visitors started to arrive.

Bonifacio town mayor Samson Dumanjog, who is also the president of the League of Municipalities in the Philippines -Misamis Occidental chapter, was the first to visit the wake.

In an interview with the media, Dumanjog said the death of his fellow mayor is still very hard to accept.

He is hoping that justice for the slain mayor will be served and called on concerned agencies to help in the investigation.

"Atleast mahatagan pud nato ang pamilya (ug tabang pagkuha sa hustisya) kay mao man pud ni ilang gikinahanglan. Ug kanang due process of law," Dumanjog said in interview with the media.

The Navarro family has scheduled the burial on November 3 just beside their house.


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