Winning Bataan politikos take oath
Municipal, provincial and congressional officials in this province who were elected in the May 13 mid-term polls on Thursday took their oath here in preparation for their assumption of office on July 1st.
Sworn into office were 98 members of the Sangguniang Bayan and Sangguniang Panglungsod, 12 mayors and 12 vice-mayors in 11 towns and a city in rites held at the Grand Ballroom of Lou-Is Restaurant.
Reelected mayors are Maria Angela Garcia of Dinalupihan; Jopet Inton of Hermosa; Efren Pascual Jr. of Orani; Liberato Santiago Jr. of Abucay; Francis Garcia of Balanga City; Antonio Raymundo of Orion; and Cynthia Estanislao of Morong.
Newly-elected are Mayors Aida Macalinao of Samal; Carlos Pizarro Jr. of Pilar; Nelson David of Limay; Jocelyn Castaneda of Mariveles and Ramil del Rosario of Bagac.
Also took their oath were 10 members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan and reelectionists Vice Governor Crisanta Garcia, 2nd district Rep. Jose Enrique Garcia III and Governor Albert Garcia.
“Tapos na ang eleksyon, tayong lahat ay taga Bataan kaya naman sigurado akong uunahin natin kung ano ang nararapat at dapat para sa ating bayan, para sa ating lalawigan (The election is over. We are all from Bataan, that is why I am sure that we will prioritize what is appropriate and must be done for our town and for our province),” Rep. Garcia said.
Governor Garcia said he was happy that although the elected officials
belong to different parties and of different belief, they showed unity
during the oath-taking.
“Napakagandang pangitain ito at napakagandang larawan para sa ating mga kababayan. Huwag po nating sayangin ito (This is a wonderful vision and a beautiful picture for our people. Let us not waste it),” the governor said.
Only Rep. Geraldine Roman was not able to attend the oath-taking as she is in Spain. (PNA)
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