Romblon mayor succumbs to stroke
Odiongan, Romblon Mayor Baltazar “Boy” Firmalo has passed away at 2:45 am on August 26 hours after suffering from a stroke.
The Romblon News Network (RNN) confirmed the death of 66-year-old Firmalo who was rushed to Romblon Provincial Hospital at 8 pm of August 25.
RNN quoted one Ramer Ramos as saying that the mayor’s blood pressure went up to 140/100.
A member of the Liberal Party, Firmalo won his third and last term as municipal mayor in the 2013 elections against Brecio Fajutnao of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).
He was also the cousin of incumbent Romblon Governor Eduardo Firmalo and son of former Odiongan mayor Alfonso Firmalo.
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