Vivant executive passes away due to COVID-19 complications


Vivant Corporation chief executive officer and chair Dennis Garcia has passed away due to complications related to the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) on March 28.

The Vivant executive was hospitalized on March 25, his results came out positive the same the day he died, according to the family statement.

He was cremated the following day following the Department of Health’s (DOH) guidelines.

The statement added that Garcia had pre existing medical condition such as emphysema prior to being positive to COVID-19.

Vivant Corporation is the second largest power distributor in the country next to Meralco.

“Vivant is working with the Cebu City government to track his movements in the two weeks prior to his hospitalization in order to identify people he was in close contact with for monitoring, quarantine and possible testing. We will also make this information available to any other affected LGUs (local government units) and/or national agencies,” the statement said.