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Latter-day Saint mission president dies while serving in the Philippines

President Giovanni Pelin Panganm, a mission president for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Philippines, died Tuesday.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

A mission president for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints died Tuesday while serving in his home country of the Philippines, a church spokesman said Tuesday.

“President Giovanni Pelin Pangan, serving in the Philippines Iloilo Mission, passed away unexpectedly today from what is believed to be a heart attack,” said church spokesman Sam Penrod. “President Pangan, age 48, had been serving as a mission president since July 2019. He was from the Legazpi Philippines Stake, where he was serving as stake president at the time of his call.”

President Pangan is survived by his wife and mission companion, Sister Nenette Locsin Mantes Pangan, along with their son and daughter.

“We express our love and support to President Pangan’s family and to all of the missionaries in the Philippines Iloilo Mission who have served under this faithful leader. We pray they will feel the Savior’s love during this difficult time,” Penrod said.

President Giovanni Pelin Pangan and his wife and mission companion, Sister Nenette Locsin Mantes Pangan.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints