Saturday, January 11, 2020

Mayor Jacky's Celebration of Life

(Note: This is a repost of biography of Hon. Luis J. Jalandoni  lll from the leaflet "A Celebration of Life Mayor Jacky Jalandoni.")

Mayor Jacky Jalandoni lll
Mayor Jacky 
On December 15, 1967, Luis De Jesus Jalandoni lll was born to Luis "Nonoy" Ginete Jalandoni, Jr., scion of notable Jalandoni family of La Carlota City and Corazon Calibo De Jesus of Butuan City. The bouncing baby boy was nicknamed "Lucky" which evolved to "Jucky" or "Jacky". He is the fourth-born child of six siblings, namely, Jeanne Louise, Jolanda Maria Angela, Jan Peter Vincent,  Julie Ann Catherine and Joseph Martin Anthony.

By 1968, Nonoy Jalandoni became the City Mayor and the family home in Hda. Cristina would always be filled with people. Jacky himself doing sports,  especially football where he excelled the most as a defense winger.

Mayor Jacky studied at the University of Saint La Salle, Bacood as a football player and sports scholar from grade school until his graduation from college with a Bachelor Degree in Commerce major in Management in 1996.

He is married to Josefina Alvarez Alonso. Adding hope and inspiration in his life were his children  - Diego,  Martina Louise,  and Alexandra Ysabella.

He joined government service in 1998 when he was elected as Sangguniang Panlungsod member and eventually elected as Mayor in 2001. From 2004-2013, he served as SP member again and by July 2013, he was elected as Vice Mayor.  He was the Mayor since 2016 until his untimely demise on January 2020.

Service to La Carloteños is always Mayor Jacky's priority as reflected in his "La Carlota First" policy. He paved the way for Pasalamat Thanksgiving Festival to be long remembered by the Negrenses through a "Culture and the Arts Award" vested to deserving students of a local secondary schools.

The welfare of the youth is closest to Mayor Jacky's heart.  He made sure that there will be more classrooms and child-friendly environment in schools. His legacy continues in the lives of hundred scholars he gifted with education.

Mayor Jacky is approachable,  accommodating,  humble and sincere in dealings with his constituents.

Hon. Luis Jalandoni lll spent his life with a purpose to serve La Carlota City. But the La Carloteños will be forever inspired and fondly remember his name - JACKY.


Mayor Jacky's demise lies in state at the La Carlota City gym for public viewing starting January 11 till  January 12. By January 13 in the morning he will be transferred to Bacolod until his internment.

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