It is with profound sadness we share the death news of the former mayor of Marikina City, Bayani Fernando. Yes, you heard it right, Bayani Fernando has passed away. We are incredibly shattered after hearing the tragic demise of Bayani Fernando who put Marikina on the map as a safe, clean, and disciplined local government unit. As MMDA chairman, his methods were unorthodox but made a lot of sense. Since Bayani Fernando departed his life, his death news has been trending on every news website and social networking site. The people of Marikina City have been left with innumerable unanswered questions related to Bayani Fernando’s tragic death. What happened to Bayani Fernando or how did Bayani Fernando die? We have mentioned everything that we learned about Bayani Fernando’s tragic passing from multiple sources. Get everything related to Bayani Fernando’s death in the following sections of this column.
How did Bayani Fernando die?
Reports have suggested that the former Marikina City mayor and Congressman Bayani Fernando aka “BF” passed away on Friday, September 22, 2023. He breathed his last in the afternoon. According to multiple sources, the former mayor of Marikina City fell from the roof of his house causing him to sustain fatal injuries. Bayani Fernando was immediately taken to a hospital in Quezon City where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. It is saddening to hear that such a great personality died tragically. People received this news as a devastating blow as Bayani Fernando was the person who put Marikina City on the map as the cleanest and safest city.
Who confirms Bayani Fernando’s passing?
The wife of former congressman Bayani Fernando, Marides Fernando confirmed his tragic demise. Marides Fernando also has remained the mayor of Marikina City in the past. Like her late husband, Marides Fernando is also the former mayor of Marikina City. Bayani Fernando’s wife stated, “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my husband, Bayani “BF” Fernando today, Sept. 22, 2023. He was 77 years old. BF was a man of vision, political will, and action [who] left his own brand of leadership and governance,” Marides delivered this statement to the media through her media representative.
Bayani Fernando’s wife’s media representative said, “As a family man, he will be greatly missed and remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather. We ask for your prayers during this time in our life,”
Condolences and Tributes Float On Social Media
After hearing the tragic demise of Bayani Fernando, the Public Information Office (IPO) stated, “The Marikina City government condoles with the passing of Former Mayor Bayani Fernando,” The mayor of Marikina City, Marcelino Teodoro also offered his condolences to the family, relatives, and friends of Fernando.
Dick Gordon who is the senator of the Republic of the Philippines, and Chairman and CEO of the Philippines Red Cross said Kate and I are extremely saddened by the sudden passing of Bayani Fernando. BF lived up to his name, Bayani. A worthy people‘s leader, with ambition and vision for our country. We grieve with his wife Marides and their daughter, Tala, & her husband and child. We mourn but are not forlorn. We won’t just look back but we must all find the strength to continue to strive and not to yield as Bayani always did.
Who was Bayani Fernando?
Bayani Fernando was also called “BF” and the Father of Modern Marikina. He was a mechanical engineer but later he entered politics for the development of his city. He was credited for the transformation of the city with his unorthodox and efficient administration as Mayor from 1992 to 2001. He served as Chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority from 2002 to 2009 and was behind the rapid bus lanes and the “Metro Gwapo” campaign that transformed the capital region “into a livable metropolis”, and worked briefly as Secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways in 2003. In 2010, he ran as my Vice President, with the hope of transforming the Philippines. Bayani also served as a congressional representative of Marikina’s First District from 2016 to 2022.
What was Bayani Fernando’s cause of death?
Bayani Fernando passed away at the age of 77 on September 22, 2023. His cause of death has not been explained yet but it is evident that Bayani Fernando died after tragically falling from his house’s roof where he was fixing something. Unfortunately, the former mechanical engineer fell from the rooftop and sustained life-threatening injuries. It is still not clear how he fell from the roof and where he sustained fatal injuries.
Bayani Fernando Funeral
The bereaving family of the former mayor of Marikina City has announced his funeral. Reportedly, the funeral services for Bayani Fernando will take place in his city at the Queen of Angels Chapel on Riverbanks. Our heartfelt condolences are with Bayani Fernando’s wife, children, and friends during this time.