By Marisol Bo-oc | 06:08 PM March 20, 2022
Former Bohol Governor David B. Tirol was laid to rest at the Serenity Park in Tagbilaran City on Sunday afternoon, March 20, 2022.
Tirol was laid to rest three days after he passed away on Wednesday night, March 16, 2022.
Tirol, 88, became a councilor in Tagbilaran (1960 to 1963), provincial board member (1963 to 1967), Congressman of Bohol’s second district (1987-1992), vice governor (1967 to 1984), assemblyman (1984 to 1986) and governor of Bohol province, serving from 1992 to 2005.
The Memorial Service which was held at the LG-Belarmino-Tirol Church. He was buried at past 3 p. m. at the Serenity Park in Barangay Manga in Tagbilaran City.
In a Facebook post, Bohol 1st District Rep. Edgar Chatto paid tribute to the former governor.
“I had the privilege of working with Nong David in different capacities over the course of my public service. In 1980, Nong David was Vice Governor while I served as Board Member representing the Kabataang Barangay (now Sangguniang Kabataan). I was actively involved in the 1984 campaign for assemblyman of Nong David with Ramon Lapez and my father, the late Eladio Chatto. They were called the Tender Loving Care Team, a mnemonic for Tirol, Lapez, Chatto then. They won in that provincewide election. During my second term as mayor of Balilihan and while serving as president of the Bohol Mayor’s League in 1992, Nong David was elected governor. His presence was noteworthy in many of special events at the Capitol during my stint as governor especially in the annual State of the Province Address (SOPA),” said Chatto.
” The last time we met was during the groundbreaking of Phase 2 of the Gallares Hospital Cortes Campus Project where Nong David and I exchanged pleasantries. I have very fond memories of him because of these various instances and I am deeply saddened by his passing. I offer prayers for his eternal repose. May he rest in peace. My family and I offer our sincerest condolences to his bereaved family, especially to Nang Mali and children,” added Chatto.
Bohol 2nd District Rep. Erico Aristotle Aumentado also condoled to the family.
“It is with a heavy heart that I convey my profound sympathies to the surviving family of former Governor David B. Tirol. Nang Maly and children, and to the whole Tirol clan, please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
“The Aumentados stand strong with the Tirols to comfort them in this hour of grief, just as they stood by us when Papa Erico passed away. We count on each other for support and solace assured that even in the darkest of nights the sun is sure to rise in the morning.
“Tiyo David and the Tirol family has always been among our closest friends. Our family ties run deep and long way back when Papa Erico started as a striver at Rafael Palma College now University of Bohol. Tiyo David and Papa Erico worked side by side in serving the public as their political lives intertwined all through the years.
“The Boholano people say goodbye to a well-admired public servant who served at various levels in the government and private sector at the prime of his life. Tiyo David served as Councilor, Board Member, Vice Governor, Assemblyman, and Governor. He served as President and then as Chairman of the University of Bohol, and then as President of the Bohol Northern Colleges. He headed civic, fraternal and ministerial associations for multiple terms. Even after he retired from politics he resumed his private law practice, championing to fight injustice.
Farewell for now, Governor Tirol, but our memory of you will never fade away.”
Bohol 3rd District Rep. Alexie Besas-Tutor
expressed her deepest sympathy and prayers to the family of Tirol.
“Our prayers for the eternal rest of former Bohol Governor David Tirol. My family and I would like to convey our deepest condolences to the whole family. Rest in peace sir David,” said Tutor.