Lingayen, Pangasinan – Governor Amado “Pogi” I. Espino, III has inducted to office the newly elected officers of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines-Pangasinan Chapter (LMP-PC) last September 16 at the Pangasinan Training and Development Center within the Capitol Compound here.
In his keynote speech during the inauguration and induction ceremony, the provincial chief executive called for unity between the provincial government and the town mayors to further the progress of Pangasinan.
“Let us set aside what transpired during the elections… With your help, my dear mayors of different towns, we can achieve much more for Pangasinan,” he enjoined the municipal mayors.
He also pledged to pitch in for the construction of the LMP-PC office building in the Capitol Compound as requested by the league, earlier raised by its incumbent president Binalonan Mayor Ramon Guico, III in his message.
Gov. Espino said that the mayoral league can count on the whole provincial government together with the Sangguniang Panlalawigan for its projects that would benefit the entire province.
Prior to his talk, the governor has sworn in to office Guico and other LMP-PC officers as follows: Laoac Mayor Silverio Alarcio, executive vice president; Dasol Mayor Eric Versoza, first vice president; San Nicolas Mayor Rebecca Saldivar, secretary; Rosales Mayor Casareno, sub-secretary; Sto. Tomas Mayor Timoteo Villar, III, treasurer; Calasiao Mayor Joseph Armand Bauzon, sub-treasurer; Basista Mayor Manolito De Leon, business manager; Sta. Barbara Mayor Carlito Zaplan and Asingan Mayor Heidee Chua, both district representatives for the third and sixth districts respectively.
They were elected in the league’s assembly earlier August 18.
Joining them during the event were: Pozzorubio Mayor Artemio Chan, Labrador Mayor Domy Arenas and Urbiztondo Mayor Raul Martin Sison.
Also gracing the event were Vice Governor Jose Ferdinand Z. Calimlim, Jr. and Board Member Raul Sison of the second district.
Guico said that the plan to erect the LMP-PC’s office in the Capitol Compound would bind a greater tie to the provincial government and show accord between the local government units.
The LMP-PC is also rooting for Guico to be elected as the national mayoral league president, a position held by his father Ramon Guico, II from 2001-2010.