Negros mayor dies of heart attack

Donna Lavares, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 24 2016 06:25 PM | Updated as of Jul 26 2016 02:44 AM

MANILA (UPDATED/CORRECTED) - Sibulan Mayor Emmanuel "Maning" Diputado of Negros Oriental died of cardiac arrest on Sunday morning.

The mayor was with a group of friends when he experienced a heart attack at around 1 a.m., his brother Loi Diputado confirmed.

He was rushed to an intensive care unit of Silliman University Medical Center (SUMC), but was pronounced dead at 07:10 a.m.

Diputado's brother said he was earlier diagnosed with a heart illness and was under drug medication.

Diputado, 48, served for two terms as mayor of Sibulan.