The Province of Cebu has just lost a long-time public servant, following the demise of Cebu Provincial Board member Thadeo “Teddy” Ouano.
Ouano, a member of a prominent political clan in Mandaue City, passed away at 5:55 pm Friday in his residence in barangay Opao, Mandaue City. He was 71.
The board member, who served three terms as Mandaue City mayor from 1998 to 2007 before he was elected in 2010 to the Provincial Board to represent the sixth district, died from complications of prostate cancer and diabetes, according to family spokesperson Emy Bustillo.
Ouano was on his second term as PB member. It is not yet clear if the political party he belongs to, One Cebu, will field a replacement.
Teddy Ouano – Warrior for the Environment
Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III described Ouano as an active warrior for the environment.
“In fact, he was responsible for the passage of several ordinances for the protection of the environment, including those that would strengthen our anti illegal fishing laws,” Davide said.
He is survived by his wife Linda, children Emmarie “Lollipop,” Alfie and Thadeo Jovito “Jonkie.” Lollipop is running for mayor in May.
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Board member Thadeo “Teddy” Ouano,” Davide said in a statement.
Ouanoa was Chairperson of the committees on Environmental Conservation & Natural Resources; and on Ways & Means; as Vice Chairperson of the committees on Public Safety, Peace & Order; Public Services; and Commerce & Industry; and as a member of the committees on Public Affairs & Information; Agriculture & Livelihood; Budget & Appropriations; Human Rights & Labor; and Senior Citizens. – CebuHeadlines.com