Former lawmaker and incumbent Davao del Sur governor Douglas Cagas passed away Thursday due to complications from the coronavirus disease, his family disclosed. He was 77.
Cagas’ tenure in politics spanned more than three decades, first as an assemblyman in the 1980s. From there, he went on to serve in the House of Representatives from 1998 to 2007.
He occupied the Davao del Sur gubernatorial seat from 2007 to 2013, 2016 to 2019, and then 2019 up to present.
Cagas is survived by his wife, Rep. Mercedes Chan Cagas and son, former congressman and Vice Governor Mac Douglas IV.
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