Davao del Sur Gov. Douglas Cagas succumbs to COVID-19

Davao del Sur Governor Douglas Cagas has succumbed to COVID-19. (Photo courtesy: Provincial Government of Davao del Sur/Facebook page)

Davao del Sur Governor Douglas Cagas has passed away on Thursday morning due to complications of COVID-19, his family confirmed. He was 77.

“It is with our deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of Governor Douglas “Dodo” Cagas this morning,  owing to COVID complications. He has joined his Creator in heaven,” the family of the late government official said in a statement posted on the provincial government’s official Facebook page.

“He was the loving husband of Congresswoman Didi and father to Vice Governor Marc Douglas. But not only that, he was also a brother, uncle, advisor and friend to many. He was the father of the Province of Davao del Sur, a dedicated public servant, and his life is a wonderful inspiration to all,” it read.

For the family, Cagas is a dedicated public servant whose life is an inspiration.

The family added that Governor Dodo has left many footprints in the province that will be remembered for generations.

The late governor was brought to the Medical Center of Digos Cooperative (MCDC) in Digos City last June 3.

In a press release posted on the provincial government’s website, Cagas was inoculated last May 16 with his first dose of Sinovac vaccine at his residence. It added the governor qualified as a recipient of the vaccine because he was part of the vulnerable sector, particularly A2 or senior citizens.

His remains were brought to Davao City for cremation.


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