BALER, Aurora - The Vice Mayors’ League of the Philippines (VMLP) – Aurora Provincial Chapter, in coordination with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Aurora, held the election for its new set of officers for the term 2022-2025 on July 20, 2022 at the SB HALL, Municipal Government of Baler.
Dir. Ener P. Cambronero, CESE, DILG-Aurora OIC-Provincial Director, served as the COMELEC Chair in the said activity. He briefed the vice mayors on the VMLP Election Procedures and Guidelines after which was followed by the filing of candidacy. Each of the municipal vice mayors gave their respective messages where they informed the programs that they will promote during their term in the league.
All of the vice mayors were also unopposed in their respective positions which indicates trust and confidence that their fellows can truly perform the duties and functions that the positions entail.
After casting of votes, Hon. Pedro M. Ong, Jr., Baler VM and the interim President for the previous term, won the presidency again.
Other newly-elected officers of the league were the following:
- Vice-President : Hon. Amado M. Geneta (Maria Aurora)
- Secretary General : Hon. Zarah Ian U. Comabig (Dinalungan)
- Treasurer : Hon. Franklin J. Reyes (Dipaculao)
- Auditor : Hon. Edgardo R. Galvez (Dingalan)
- PRO : Hon. Eugene B. Calugtong (Casiguran)
The elected Board of Directors were Hon. Christopher A. Marzan of San Luis and Hon. Janice B. Villareal of Dilasag.
Hon. Ong said that the VMLP members reached a consensus in terms of choosing the right officer in every position that is why there was no opposition in the election.
In his message, Dir. Cambronero recognized the harmony being fostered by the league members. He also underscored that the congruence of the members will serve as their drive to keep the flame of public service burning.
In his acceptance speech, Hon. Ong, called for his fellow officers to perform well in the exercise of their duties and functions as public servants and to continue their established rapport to truly promote and deliver good local governance in the province. He also assured support in the implementation of the Department’s programs, projects, and activities for the benefit of the whole constituency.
After the proclamation of winners, Dir. Cambronero administered the oath taking of the newly-elected VMLP officers for the term 2022-2025.
Also, Aurora Congressman, Rommel Rico T. Angara and Baler Mayor Rhett Ronan T. Angara graced the election. Congressman Angara assured the vice-mayors present that he will keep on supporting the league on their venture and unified call to serve the people.
Also present in the event were LGOO II Reyner L. Buenconsejo, ADA VI Bon Paby P. Mingua and ADA IV Gerald Philip DC. Esteves, as the Secretariat Committee along with LGOO VI Cecilia G. Rubio, MLGOO Baler. Vice-Mayors’ chiefs of staff and other local government employees were also present to witness the activity.