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.
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