Bukidnon Town Mayor Florencio Flores Died of COVID-19, Son Confirms

Bukidnon Town Mayor Florencio Flores Passed Away

BUKIDNON TOWN MAYOR – Malaybalay City, Bukidnon Mayor Florencio Flores Jr. died of COVID-19, his son confirmed.

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected nations including the Philippines. It urged the people to live in a new normal setting. In PH, most students are under distance learning for more than two (2) years now. Several businesses were shut down by the situation.

The most unfortunate effect of the pandemic is the loss of lives. Millions of people across the globe died due to the COVID-19 virus. Recently, another local government official in the country died of the virus.

Bukidnon Town Mayor Florencio Flores
Photo lifted from MindaNews

Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, Bukidnon Town Mayor Florencio Flores died of COVID-19. his son Bukidnon 2nd District Representative John Flores confirmed. According to the Congressman, the Malaybalay Mayor was vaccinated but he has a lot of comorbidities.

In January, the Bukidnon Town Mayor announced on social media that he got infected with COVID-19. He was able to be discharged from the hospital in the first week of February. However, five (5) days after he was released from the hospital, he tested positive for the virus again.

Based on the report, there was a complication on the condition of Mayor Flores thus he had to be examined by a specialist in Cagayan de Oro. The Malaybalay Mayor is supposedly set to run for another term in the upcoming election.

It was in 2001 when Flores was first elected as mayor of Malaybalay, Bukidnon. From 2010 to 2019, he served as the congressman of the province’s 2nd district and took the mayoralty race again during the 2019 Midterm Election.

A lot of people died of COVID-19. Currently, the national government continues to encourage people to get vaccinated against the virus. Pediatric vaccination for kids aged 5-11 years old has also started in the country.

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