Thousands of Dumagueteños and Negrenses turned out yesterday at the requiem mass for the late Gov Agustin Perdices officiated by Jaro, Iloilo City Archbishop Angel Lagdameo, who was bishop of the diocese of Dumaguete when Perdices was mayor of the city.



The funeral mass started at exactly 2 p.m., at the Dumaguete Cathedral that was jampacked by more than 5,000, aside from those who stayed outside the church and at the Quezon Park .

In his homily, Lagdameo paid tribute to the man he said had left a number of legacies for his predecessors to emulate.