City bids Farewell to Two Great Sons

DAGUPAN CITY –Mayor Benjamin S. Lim led City Hall employees in bidding first elected city Mayor Liberato Llamas Reyna Sr. and former city Councilor-son Cesar Calimlim Reyna, farewell as their horse-drawn carriage bearing their caskets were rested for a moment at the city hall lobby in the departure honors given to them by the city last Thursday.

Lim fondly described Mama Libreng as “a champion for those who had none and a man who passionately served this city with intelligence, sincerity, maturity, and integrity.”

He, likewise acknowledge his son Cesar’s contribution to the city in his work as a distinguished member of the Sangguniang Panlungsod.

“On behalf of the city government of Dagupan, I join you in mourning the parting of two distinguished leaders of our city. However, I also believe that Mama Libreng and Cesar would not want to see us in grief over their passing, but rather they would want to see us celebrate how they live,” he said.

He added that “it was once said that the passage of time never really feels the tragic memory of such a great loss, but we carry on because we have too, because our loved ones would want us too and because there is still light to guide us in the work and the love they gave us.”

“From a grateful city, thank you so much. May God bless Mama Libreng and Cesar and may they rest in eternal peace,” said Lim.

Pall bearers of Mama Libreng’s casket were Lim, former city mayors Alipio F. Fernandez Jr. and Felipe Siapno, former Vice-Mayor Teodoro C. Manaois, former city Councilor Alejandro S. Decano, and city Councilor Luis M. Samson Jr.
For the late councilor, pall bearers were city Councilors Marc Brian C. Lim, Jesus D. Canto Jr., Jeslito C. Seen, Alipio Serafin D, Fernandez, Redford P. Erfe-Mejia, Alvin T. Coquia, Guillermo P. Vallejos, and John Chester Gonzales.

Reyna Sr. was 94 and Cesar was 61. (CIO – Joseph C. Bacani)

Source: City bids Farewell to Two Great Sons, Joseph Bacani, City Information Officer