NVizcaya provincial officials take oath
by Ben Moses Ebreo
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya (July 5) -- Provincial officials here have been formally sworn into office Monday during the ceremonial oath taking and regular flag raising ceremony at the provincial capitol.
Governor Luisa Cuaresma and vice governor Jose Gambito led other provincial and other municipal officials in taking their oath as newly-elected political leaders after the May polls in the province.
Lawyer Odilon Luis Pasaraba, officer?in?charge of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) administered the oath taking of board members Efren Quiben, Donior Tidang, Emmarina Balgos, Pepito Balgos and Llowelyn Theo Daniel for the south district and lawyer Epifanio Galima, Maybelle Blossom Dumlao, Santiago Dickson, Filma Perez and Johnny Liban for the north district.
Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge Godofredo Naui, executive judge for the south district administered the oath taking of vice governor Gambito while RTC judge Merianthe Zuraek, executive judge for the north district administered the oath taking of governor Cuaresma.
Cuaresma, in her message thanked the members of the Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Employees Association (NVPEA) and the Association of Provincial Executives (APEX) for their support to the provincial government's thrusts, programs, projects and activities.
"We should set aside politics. Let us do good and work for the welfare of our province. Let us help each other and rest assured of a clean and honest governance," she said.
Alejandra Dacumos, provincial budget officer and APEX president also expressed their support to the provincial leadership and assured their sincere commitment of service.
"We will support you all the way. Through our concerted effort, there is no reason to fail," she said.
Dominic Ruam, NVPEA president also said that while the day calls for fun and merriment, hard work, head aches and intrigues await the provincial officials as they start to serve the province.
"You may not have even wanted it at least at the start. But you find yourself on the spot right now and there is nothing to do but to take the first step and NVPEA will certainly follow you," Ruam said. (PIA NVizcaya) [top]