Mahinog Mayor Alex R. Jajalla said the municipality was deeply saddened by the loss of a great man and father of Camiguin’s progress and development.
"Today is a truly sad day for Camiguin. We mourn the loss of a great leader, a great man, who was doing great things for Camiguin,” Jajalla said.
“Congressman Romualdo will always be remembered for bringing unprecedented progress for Camiguin and improving the quality of life for every Camiguingnon,” he added.
“Our province owe the late congressman an enduring debt of gratitude for the wonderful development that we enjoy in the province today,” he said.
Romualdo was running for a third and last term as congressman in the coming May 13, 2013 polls.
Romualdo’s candidacy will be substituted by his grandson Atty. Xavier Jesus Romualdo, the office of the Governor announced in a memorandum signed by OIC Governor Leo G. Lasacar.
Romualdo served as congressman representing the Lone District of Camiguin from 1987 to 1998, and from 2007 to his death.
From 1998 to 2007, he was elected governor of the province.
Romualdo, a lawyer, was a delegate to the 1971 Constitutional Convention.
In the municipal hall, the Philippine Flag is flown at half-staff, by order of the mayor. (HRJ)