Fe Ayala remembered by Tagumeños



PUBLISHED IN THE DURIAN POST NO.74, August 15-21, 2011

Photos by Leo Timogan

Tagumeños offered their last respects to the late Mrs. Fe Misa Ayala in a simple necrological service attended by Tagumeño folks from all walks of life last August 4, 2011 at the Parish of Christ the Eucharistic King.

Mayor Rey T. Uy led in remembering the wife of Tagum City’s development guru, Atty. Jesus V. Ayala, who succumbed to

INDUSTRIALIST JESUS V. AYALA, considered as one of the architects of the Ddavao Region’s economic growth, with Presi dent Noynoy Aquino. Photo by Pare Pareho Lang

cancer last week. The urn containing Mrs. Ayala’s ashes was brought from Davao City to Tagum City by her family led by Mr. Mike Ayala.

The Holy Mass was officiated by no less than Bishop Wilfredo Manlapaz of the the Diocese of Tagum.

The Ayala Family is the donor of the lot where the iconic New City Hall of Tagum now stands. The road leading to the edifice was named JV Ayala Avenue in honor of their memories.

In a speech, Mayor Uy expressed his sympathy to the bereaved family and stressed that it was very unfortunate that the couple will not be able to witness the inauguration of the new city hall.

However, Mayor Uy announced that a relocation site acquired from the Ayala Family in a minimal cost will be named Fe Ayala Village in honor of her memories.

Mafe, as she was fondly called by her loved ones, led an active role in Davao City’s floriculture industry. She died barely three months after her husband’s demise.

Mafe’s love for flowers and the environment is always remembered by the employees of the Hijo Plantation  in Madaum, Tagum City who showed force of love during the necrological service. LOUIE LAPAT/CIO-TAGUM

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