BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO
Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia expressed his condolences to the family of former two-time independent councilor Lyndon Caña who passed away Thursday in a hospital in Bacolod City.
Caña, 56, had contracted COVID-19 but had tested negative twice before he died.
A popular grief quote says “Our loss is heaven’s gain”. This is particularly true in the passing away of Atty. Lyndon P. Caña, Leonardia said in his statement.
Caña was not just a civic leader and public servant having served as a city councilor of Bacolod City; he was also a religious leader, a committed pastor, the mayor said.
To many, he was a husband, father, brilliant lawyer, mentor, and friend. Described by some as a bold and passionate mediator, he could be determined but compassionate adversary, one who tempered his actions with discernment, Leonardia said.
“We commiserate and condole with Mary Ann and the members of the Caña family and the many others that he has left behind,” he said.
“You have touched so many lives both in the public and private domain. Indeed, heaven has gained a fearless advocate. We are honored to thank you for your service to the people,” Leonardia added.*