Davao del Sur Governor Douglas Cagas passed away due to complications caused by COVID-19.
His family confirmed this on Thursday morning, June 10.
“It is with our deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of Governor Douglas ‘Dodo’ Cagas this morning, owing to COVID complications. He has joined his Creator in Heaven,” said his niece Ria Fe Cagas Fernandez.
Cagas served as a politician for a long time, winning congressman in 1998 and remaining in office until 2007.
After that, he became the governor of Davao del Sur where he also served several terms.
“He was the loving husband of Congresswoman Didi and father to Vice Governor Marc Douglas. But not only that, he was also a brother, uncle, advisor and friend to many. He was the father of the Province of Davao del Sur, a dedicated public servant, and his life is a wonderful inspiration to all,” his niece added.