Palawan congressman Ed Hagedorn passes away at 76

Palawan 3rd District Representative Edward “Ed” Hagedorn, also a former mayor of Puerto Princesa City, has passed away today, 3 October, at the age of 76.

“With heavy hearts, we inform you of the passing of a beloved friend, brother, husband, father, and public servant, Edward Solon Hagedorn. Our dear Congressman died peacefully on October 3rd, 2023, after 76 years of shining his light into the world,” his family announced on his official Facebook page.

Rep. Hagedorn was the mayor of Puerto Princesa City from 1 July 1992 to 30 June 2013. He was elected as congressman of Palawan’s 3rd district in 2022.

Among his legacies to the city are the inclusion of Puerto Princesa as one of the “New 7 Wonders of Nature”, the establishment of the City Baywalk, the construction of the City Coliseum, and the construction of the New City Hall.

“Kaibigan ko, kaibigan mo, kaibigan nating lahat, Cong. Ed never failed to help in every possible way he could assist his constituents. The City Government of Puerto Princesa mourns with his family… His passing was a great loss to the city,” current Puerto Princesa City Mayor Lucilo Bayron said in an official statement.