City Vice Mayor Jose Antonio S. Veloso, during his presiding officer’s time in the session jointly held with the Barangay Council of Manga last August 07, 2015, informed the body of the demise of two former city councilors namely, Hon. Uriel del Rosario Leopando and Hon. Nemesia Café Uy.
Former City Councilor Uriel del Rosario Leopando, who passed away last August 04, 2015, served for 13 years in the Sangguniang Panlungsod. He was best known for his down-to-earth approach in crafting resolutions and ordinances.
Former City Councilor Nemesia Café Uy, who was also a former assistant city prosecutor, passed away last August 6, 2015. She was one of the leading advocates of women’s and children’s rights and was very dedicated to uphold the rule of law and justice.
During the session, City Councilor Agustinus V. Gonzaga, motioned that he will author the resolutions honoring the two former city councilors. City Councilor Gonzaga expressed the sentiments of the 12th Sangguniang Panlungsod in their appreciation of the valuable contributions of the two former city councilors through the resolutions. His motion was unanimously agreed by the whole council and they have agreed to sponsor it en masse.