Governor Marcos expresses sympathy, condolences to Fariñas clanJun 08, 2018
The governor has extended her hope for peace in the family of the late Laoag City Vice Mayor Michael V. Fariñas, who passed away on Wednesday afternoon, June 6, in a vehicular accident along the bypass road on Brgy. 55-C Vira.
Fariñas was 52 years old, and had formerly served as mayor of Laoag City. He was also a former president of the city's Association of Barangay Captains.
He leaves behind his widow, Laoag City Mayor Chevylle V. Fariñas, and three children: John Michael, Mary Michelle Louise, and Michelle Friedrich Therese.
"We are shocked and saddened by the loss of our Vice Mayor," said Governor Marcos. "He has been a real leader in Laoag City, and his contributions to its development will never be forgotten."
During his term as chairman of Barangay 16, he established an effective revenue collection scheme that is now being implemented by the city government. He also initiated complete illumination of his barangay, which he likewise implemented as city mayor, thus lowering crime rate and increasing crime solution efficiency during his term.
As vice mayor, he was also a recipient of the Most Outstanding Local Legislator Award by Superbrands Marketing Inc.
"We extend our prayers and condolences to Mayor Chevylle, Jamie, Mikee, and Motmot. I'm hopeful that the Fariñases will find peace and be assuaged in their grief by prayer and our best wishes," the governor added.
She assures that, "kung may maitutulong ang Kapitolyo o ang pamilya namin, syempre handang-handa naman kami."