Man­daue City dad to be buried to­day

The Freeman - - NEWS -

The late Man­daue City Coun­cilor Demetrio “Tatay Jun” Cortes Jr. will be laid to rest at the city’s Catholic ceme­tery this af­ter­noon.

The re­mains of Cortes will be brought to the Na­tional Shrine of St. Joseph for a Requiem Mass and fu­neral rites at 3 p.m. from the Cortes an­ces­tral house in Barangay Cen­tro, near the Doc­tor Ig­na­cio M. Cortes Hos­pi­tal.

Cortes, 67, passed away on De­cem­ber 28 last year due to a chronic kid­ney dis­ease, which he had been fight­ing against for over a year.

He is the third of 13 sib­lings. He is the older brother of for­mer mayor and now Cebu Sixth District Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Jonas Cortes.

He was once a vice mayor of the city dur­ing the ad­min­is­tra­tion of for­mer mayor Al­fredo "Pe­dong" Ouano.

Be­fore serv­ing as vice mayor and city coun­cilor, coun­cilor Cortes was the for­mer vil­lage chief of Barangay Cen­tro.

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