EXCERPTS of Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo’s eulogy of Vice-Mayor Alan Gel Cordova during the necrological service at the SP Session Hall:
“I have known Alan as somebody who does not stop thinking, who innovates, somebody who is not contented with what is – he always jumps off with something ideal for the City of Dumaguete.”
“We grieve the passing on of our colleague. He was a different kind of maverick public servant.”
“I don’t think he wanted to be referred to as a politician, but as a public servant.”
“Everyone has a mission in life. We have our own mission. I think God saw that Alan already completed his mission in life. And if you believe in afterlife, maybe he has another mission to fulfill.”
“My wife Tintin is here to condole with the family —immediate family — Aping, the kids, the siblings and mom, who are also public servants.”
“Nikki (daughter of VM Cordova) —you have a bright future in Ateneo, I know that. Anything we can do to help as a fellow Atenean and fellow Dumagueteño, we do it for the sake of your family and for the sake of public service.”