Former Victorias City Mayor Remedios “Idiong” Palanca Bantug, 92, succumbed to a heart attack at the Pablo O. Torre Memorial Hospital in Bacolod City at 4 p.m. Sunday, her son Reynaldo Bantug said yesterday.
Bantug had suffered a third stroke and was brought to the hospital Saturday where she had a heart attack the next day, he said.
His mother lived her life to the fullest and was a selfless others-oriented person, Bantug said.
“She leaves behind footprints of unmistakable kindness, hard work and a legacy of love,” he said.
She is survived by her children Mita, Vicky, Rey and Cynthia.
Her body lies in state at the Bacolod Redemptorist Church Resurrection Chapel and will be brought to the Our Lady of Victory Parish Church in Victorias City for a 10 a.m. mass Wednesday.
There will be a Concelebrated Mass at the Carmelite Monastery at 3 p.m. Wednesday after which interment will follow at the Bacolod Memorial Park, in Brgy. Alijis, Bacolod City.*CPG