Cebu City – Local officials here paid tribute last week to the late Sergio “Serging” Osmena Jr. on the occasion of his 104th birthday.
President Duterte issued Proclamation 1053 last Nov. 18, 2020 declaring Osmena’s birthday on Dec. 4 as a special non-working holiday in Cebu province, Cebu City, Mandaue City and Lapu Lapu City.
Serging, who died in 1984 in Los Angeles, was the son of the late President Sergio Osmena Sr. and the father of former Sen. Serge Osmena III.
At various times, he served as Mayor of Cebu City, Cebu governor, Senator and Congressman (2nd district).
Osmena, who ran under the Liberal Party, lost to President Marcos in the 1969 presidential elections.