Baguio City Councilor Roberto “Bobby Ortega passed away this afternoon, July 30, 2017, due to a lingering illness in his hometown at San Fernando City, La Union. He was declared dead by the Lorma Medical Center at around 1:30PM succumbing to cancer.
The remains of Councilor Ortega will be brought to the Baguio City Council Session Hall on Tuesday, August 1 for public viewing and will remain there until he will be brought back to San Fernando City on Thursday, August 3, after lunch.
Ortega, also popularly known as “Bungo” was a former councilor of Baguio City from 1995-2004 and 2010 up to present. He also a former Chief of Police of Baguio from 1985 to 1987, where he brought down the city’s crime rate by staggering levels.
His life was portrayed in the movies Markang Bungo: The Bobby Ortega Story in 1991 and Iligpit si Bobby Ortega: Markang Bungo 2 in 1995 with Rudy Fernandez playing the lead role.
Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan expresses his deepest condolences to the Ortega family for the untimely demise of the well-loved public servant, who is a member of the Ortega political clan of La Union.
By: DEXTER SEE