All 134 councilors composed of Sangguniang Bayan members, Liga ng mga Barangay (LnB) Presidents and Sangguniang Kabataan Federation Presidents from the thirteen (13) municipalities of the province of Zambales casted their votes to elect the new set of officers of the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) Provincial Federation last September 24, 2019 at Subic Bay Travelers Hotel, Subic Bay Freeport Zone.
PCL Zambales Chapter in coordination with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Zambales facilitated the successful, peaceful and organized PCL Provincial Election.
Hon. Janina Medina-Fariñas, Provincial Federation President of Ilocos Sur and Interim Chairperson of Luzon Island Federation graced the said activity. Meanwhile, DILG Zambales Provincial Director Armi V. Bactad, CESO V briefed the participants on the Election Guidelines. Moreover, all 29 aspiring candidates were given three (3) minute-campaign speech and five (5) minutes for the two (2) candidates vying for the presidential seat.
The PCL Provincial Election Committee was chaired by PD Bactad together with Ms. Maria Teresa D. Panes, Secretary to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan and Hon. Virgilio Ebarle as COMELEC Members, while PCL National Members acted as witnesses during the election.
Councilor Arvin Rolly D. Antipolo, M.D of San Antonio was proclaimed as the new President of the PCL Zambales with 78 votes beating Councilor Maria Veronica G. Matibag of Sta. Cruz with 55 votes.
The elected officers were proclaimed after the votes had been validated and took their oath before Hon. Janina Medina-Fariñas. The proclaimed winners are:
President: HON. ARVIN ROLLY D. ANTIPOLO, M.D. (SAN ANTONIO)
Vice- President: HON. GIGI EJANDA JUAREZ (MASINLOC)
Secretary General:HON. LYNDON DE LEON ROSETE (SAN FELIPE)
Treasurer: HON. DAN A. PARADEZA (PALAUIG)
Auditor:PRO: HON. ALCADE D. FALLORIN (IBA)
Public Relations Officer: HON. JECYL M. FRAN (SAN NARCISO)
Business Manager:HON. ALBERT G. TUGADI (CASTILLEJOS)
Board of Directors:
1. HON. AUGUSTO F. GELACIO (CABANGAN)
2. HON. DAN O. ALVARADO (SAN NARCISO)
3. HON. MARIA CECILIA F. RAFANAN (CASTILLEJOS)
4. HON. BONIFAIO A. FORTIN (SAN FELIPE)
5. HON. SERGIO ADRIANO R. EDQUILANG (CANDELARIA)
6. HON. ERIC S. ALBA (PALAUIG)
7. HON. ALDEN A. LADRINGAN (SAN FELIPE)
8. HON. JOAN DANNY BALLESTEROS (IBA)