Crowds ‘rich or poor, Yellow or Red’ bid farewell to Batocabe

DARAGA, ALBAY---Heavy rains failed to discourage supporters from attending the funeral of Ako Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe, who was laid to rest on Monday at the Catholic cemetery here. Close to 3,000 supporters, family, and friends came in black shirts printed with the message "Justice for Cong. Rodel Batocabe" at the 10 a.m. funeral Mass held at Nuestra Seora de la Porteria Parish, and followed the flower-bedecked float carrying the lawmaker's coffin to the cemetery. "It was as if the skies were mourning our loss as well," Batocabe's son, Justin, said. Testament to his kindness The size of the crowd, who came from all walks of life, was a testament to his father's kindness...Keep on reading: Crowds ‘rich or poor, Yellow or Red’ bid farewell to Batocabe

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