CARLOS OZAMIZ FORTICH, former long-time governor of Bukidnon province has passed away. He was 83.

Fortich first became the governor of Bukidnon in 1968 and was elected to the post a record 6 times during which he was awarded the “1968 Order of the Fighting Cock” as one of the Top Ten Outstanding Governors for Community Development; the Presidential Award of the “1970 Golden Bahay Kubo” for Most Outstanding Governor of the Philippines. It was also during his term that Bukidnon earned the “Most Outstanding Province of the Philippines” in 1997. Read more details in this old article about him by Benjamin Albarece HERE.

See photos below (grabbed from Facebook).

Read his last inaugural speech on June 30, 1998 HERE.

Rest in peace.

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