La Carlota City Mayor Luis ‘Jacky’ Jalandoni III passed away last Tuesday night at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Makati City following a bout with liver cancer. He was 52 years old. Negros Occidental Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer, a former La Carlota City mayor himself, confirmed the news yesterday, referring the late public official as “a close political ally.”
Ferrer said Jalandoni had been undergoing treatment for two years.
Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson also expressed sadness upon hearing the news.
“We knew each other as mayors of our respective cities and I heard good things about how he governed,” the governor said, who previously served as San Carlos City mayor.
He appealed for the people of La Carlota City to “continue to support their officials with the demise of the mayor.”
Vice Mayor Rex Jalandoon is expected to succeed Jalandoni./DGB, WDJ