Mayor Evelio Leonardia has ordered the flying of the Philippine flag in all public buildings and places where it is displayed in Bacolod City at half-mast to give honor and recognition to Councilor Elmer Tan Sy on July 8, the day of his internment.
Sy, 66, who tested positive for COVID-19, had a heart attack and died at the Bacolod Adventist Medical Center on June 25.
He was a kidney patient undergoing dialysis twice a week and planning to have a kidney transplant, his daughter Psyche Sy said.
She said their family would like to express their gratitude to all who have condoled with them on the passing away of her father.
His formal wake at the Acropolis Chapels in Brgy Bata, Bacolod City, will start Monday, July 5, until Wednesday, July 7.
Interment will at Greenhills Memorial Park, Bacolod City, at 8 a.m. Thursday, July 8.
Leonardia, in Executive Order No. 36, Series of 2021, said Sy was an incumbent Sangguniang Panlungsod member and a significant political figure in Bacolod City, famously known for his tagline, “less talk, more action”.
His political life started as a city councilor in 1998 until 2007 or for three consecutive terms. Sy was then re-elected city councilor in 2010, 2016, and 2019.
Sy was president of the Philippine Councilor’s League – Bacolod City Chapter for three consecutive terms, Leonardia said.
On June 25, Bacolod lost “a dedicated legislator with a kind and generous heart, a public servant who shall be forever remembered for his selfless leadership and humility”, the mayor added.
Section 27 (g) of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 8491 provides that the National Flag shall be flown at half-mast as a sign of mourning on all buildings and places where it is displayed on the day of interment of a member of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, he said.*