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Oca Garin, 80

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Iloilo political kingpin Oscar “Oca” Garin reportedly passed away last week after being stricken with Covid19.


Garin was the father-in-law of incumbent Iloilo Representative (and former Health secretary) Janette Garin.


Garin’s daughter, Sharon, is incumbent partylist representative from AAMBIS-OWA, while his youngest child, Christine, is Iloilo vice-governor.


The Garin clan has held key positions for decades in their home district comprising the towns of Guimbal, Oton, Miag-ao, Igbaras, San Joaquin, Tigbauan and Tubungan.

Photo: Wikimedia Commons


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