Benguet Rep. Nestor Fongwan Sr. dies, aged 68

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BAGUIO CITY, Philippines –– Benguet Representative Nestor Fongwan, Sr. died on Wednesday night, his family said. “The Cordillera has lost one great Leader – Benguet Rep. Nestor Fongwan Sr.” said one post.

His son, Nestor Fongwan Jr., said the lawmaker passed away at 10:42 p.m. “My father is now with his creator,” he said.

The Fongwan family has yet to issue an official statement on the details of his passing.

Fongwan Sr. is known as the “Action Man,” and served as Benguet governor for three terms from 2007 to 2016.

The Cordillera has lost one great Leader – Benguet Representative Nestor Fongwan Sr.

As Mayor back in 2007-2010, I saw how he had tirelessly worked for Benguet as Governor, where most of my kailyans from Natonin and Paracelis opted to settle. I’ve seen how he’d provide sound suggestions to issues for Regional cooperation.

Before I forget, He often made jokes out of his misfortune….
His last text message to me this September was: Cong.Fongwan: Ada kami ditoy ayan ni Secretary adi
My Reply: Ipapatim Sir a
Cong. Fongwan: Wen Adi!

Rest High Congressman!!!! Saludo kami kanyam????????????????

Marie Rafael
Photo: Councilor Bobot Fongwan

It is also worth to note that he also served as the mayor of Benguet’s capital town of La Trinidad from 1995 to 2001 and 2004 to 2007. He was the municipal vice mayor from 1992 to 1995 and councilor from 1988 to 1992.

Rest in Peace Congressman Nestor Fongwan Sr.
Thank you for everything. No words could describe how you help Benguet,
Our ACTION MAN, all your good deeds will be remembered!
May His perpertual light shine upon you!
Our deepest Condolences uncle Nestor Bobot T. Fongwan Jr. and Family.


Ronilyn Poltic-Emilio Eddio

I met him on several occasions and had the opportunity to hear him share about his roots. He said he was a native of Kapangan same roots as my mother. Though I can’t give every detail, what I can say is he is brilliant. And he truly cares for his people.

Relatives, friends, gov’t officials, and supporters have expressed their grief about his passing. A loss for Cordillera region indeed.

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