One of the longtime Malaybalay City public servants, who also happens to be a Lumad, died today, June 19, 2017. George Damasco, also popularly known as everyone “Uncle George,” passed at 4:39 AM today, according to his daughter Yani.
On her Facebook page, Yani posted: “Today on June 19, 2017 exactly 04:39 am our beloved Father Hon. George D. Damasco, Sr. has finally met his Creator face to face and embraced God’s grace in peace.”
Yani also shared that viewing will be held at NHA B6 Lot 21 Casisang, Malaybalay City and interment will be this coming June 24, 2017.
Malaybalay City Mayor Ignacio Zubiri shared his sympathies. He said that the city is “deeply saddened on his demise.”
Damasco served as a longtime Malaybalay City councilor. Three elections ago, Damasco and Zubiri both vied for the vice mayoralty seat, with the latter winning. During the 2013 elections, however, Damasco joined Zubiri’s slate and landed a seat in the city council.