Former Aklan Vice
Governor Ibadlit Dies
by Odon S. Bandiola
|Former Vice Governor Liberato “Popoy” R. Ibadlit|
Former Aklan Vice Governor Liberato Popoy R. Ibadlit, 70, passed away due to lingering illness in a Metro Manila hospital on September 13, 2014.
A lawyer since 1967, Ibadlit was elected Vice Governor of Aklan during the 1992 local elections, together with former Aklan Governor, the late Corazon Legaspi Cabagnot.
Ibadlit dedicated some 50 years of his lifetime serving the people of Banga and the entire people of Aklan. He was the municipal Secretary of Banga, Aklan from 1963-1964, municipal councilor of Banga, Aklan from 1972-1979, Vice Mayor of Banga, Aklan from 1980-1986, Sangguniang Panlalawigan member of Aklan from 1988-1992, and Vice Governor of Aklan and regular Presiding Officer of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan from 1992-1995.
Ibadlit graduated law at Manuel Luis Quezon University, Manila in 1967. He took and passed the bar examinations in the same year with the rating of 75 percent.
Upon his retirement from politics in 1995, Ibadlit dedicated the rest of his lifetime in the practice of law serving indigent clients to the hilt.
He is survived by his wife Marienne, children Lenard, Marienne and Leniel.
Ibadlit’s remains was flawn from Manila to Kalibo, Aklan via PAL flight on September 17, 2014.
The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Aklan, on its 32nd Regular Session, September 17, 2014 approved a resolution of condolences. Likewise, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, also declared the hoisting of the national flag at half-mast in all public offices and institutions province wide on September 17-19, 2014.
His dead body will be brought to the Provincial Capitol, Kalibo, Aklan on Wednesday, Sept. 24 where fitting honors will be bestowed upon him. After the ceremonies and holy mass, interments will take place at Banga Municipal Cemetery, Mambog, Banga. /MP