Douglas Cagas was a Filipino politician. He served as governor and congressman of Davao Del Sur Province in Northern Mindanao Region.
In the May 13, 2019 election, he ran for governor and easily defeated former Digos Mayor Joseph Peñas of the regional Hugpo Ng Pagbabago Party (HNP). He was a member of the ruling PDP-Laban Party.
On June 10, 2021, Governor Cagas passed away at the Medical Center for Digos Cooperative Hospital due to Covid-19 infection. He was 77 years old.
Complete Name –> Douglas R.A. Cagas
Hometown –> Davao Del Sur, Philippines
Spouse – Congresswoman Mercedes Chan Cagas
Son – Former Congressman and Current Vice Governor Marc Douglas Cagas IV
Brother – Digos City Councilor Gary Cagas, Rio Cagas
Nephew – Digos City Mayor Josef Fortich Cagas (son of Gary)
1. Digos City Vice Mayor Atty. Johari Baña (son-in-law of Rio)
2. Digos City Councilor Atty. Dominic Fernandez (another son-in-law of Rio)
3. Provincial Board Member John Tracy Cagas (nephew)
2016-2021 – Governor
1998-2007 – Congressman
1985-1986 – Assemblyman
Scandals and Controversies
In 2010, Douglas Cagas was charged along with Matanao Mayor Vicente Fernandez, Ali Ordaneza and Bado Sanches in connection with murder of newsman Nestor Bedolido. In 2014, he was jailed after he surrendered. In 2016, he walked free after posting bail.