By Bohol Island News Staff | 10:01 AM December 25, 2019
A day before Christmas, former Bohol Governor Constancio “Nonoy” Chatto Torralba passed away after battling a long illness, his family confirmed.
He was 91 years old.
He died at 6:40 p.m. at Perpetual Succour Hospital in Cebu City.
“My papa, widely known as the soft spoken former governor of the province of Bohol, passed away quietly with mama on his bed side. Rest in peace Papa,” Chad Torralba posted on Facebook.
He is survived by his wife Genoveva Lopena-Torralba and eight children: US-based medical doctor Luz Torralba-Crystal, CPA and real estate broker Fleur de Liz Torralba-Tubio, import and export executive Cristito L. Torralba, businessman Constancio L. Torralba, Jr., US-based computer software consultant Carl L. Torralba, US-based computer software engineers Genevieve T. Pfaff, Marissa T. Pagdanganan, and Cliven L. Torralba.
Torralba, who hailed from Patrocinio, Cortes town, became undersecretary of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) during the administration of Corazon Aquino.
He became governor of Bohol from 1988 to 1992. It was during the term of Torralba when Sandugo Festival Street dancing started. It was also during his term that the Bohol-Panglao International Airport started to be conceptualized way back in 1988.