The longest serving mayor of Batangas City―21 years―Eduardo B. Dimacuha, 78, died on Easter Sunday, April 4.
His death was announced by his son, Reginald posted on his Facebook account.
The late former Batangas mayor served the city for seven terms from 1988 to 1998, 2001 to 2010, and 2013 to 2016.
Fondly called “Mayor Eddie” by his constituents, he will be remembered for his advocacy program, “Batangueño Disiplinado”, which aimed at making the city one of the Cleanest and Greenest Cities during his term.
Under Dimacuha’s governance. the city garnered numerous accolades.
Batangas City placed third nationwide for income revenue in 2003 while the Civil Registrar’s Office was the best performer in Region IV-A for the past five years. Its Coordinating Council was also awarded as the Region’s Best Component City in Disaster Preparedness Management and second in the Region’s Nutrition Program Management.
He is survived by his wife former Mayor Vilma, his sons, Atty. Reginald, Angelito Dondon, and his only daughter, incumbent City Mayor Beverly Rose and Congressman Marvey Mariño.
The family is thankful for the love and prayers of the people for the repose of the late mayor’s soul.