LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The family of the late Rep. Nestor Bagtang Fongwan, Sr. clarified that the lawmaker’s cause of death was acute respiratory failure.
In an official statement, Boardmember Nestor Fongwan, Jr. stated that the underlying cause of the acute respiratory failure was upper gastrointestinal bleeding secondary to bleeding peptic ulcer, renal cell cancer with metastasis.
He said that the family issued the official statement following alleged conflicting reports on the cause of his father’s untimely demise.
The Benguet lawmaker expired at the National Kidney Transplant Institute (NKTI) in Quezon City at around 10:30 pm of December 18, 2019.
His remains currently lies in state in their residence at Guadayan, Puguis, La Trinidad, Benguet and the he will be buried on Saturday, December 28, 2019 after lunch in his residence.
His remains will be brought to the La Trinidad Municipal Hall in the morning of Friday, December 27, 2019 and in the afternoon of the same date, he will be brought to the Benguet Provincial Capitol for the scheduled necrological services and for concerned individuals to pay their final respect to the province’s beloved leader.