MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan – For the first time in the history of local journalism here, the provincial office of the Commission on Elections supervised the election of officers of the Bulacan Press Club, the oldest media organization in the province, last Friday.
Lawyer Elmo Duque, Provincial Election Supervisor, proclaimed Frederick Silverio of The Manila Times/Centro News, as the president- elect of BPC after garnering 28 votes over the 22 votes of Thony Arcenal of TV 5/Ronda Balita.
Duque said of the 60 registered voters of BPC, 55 members voted.
Silverio will serve as BPC president from 2017 to 2019.
The Manila Times correspondent and editor-in-chief of Centro News, a weekly newspaper in Bulacan, said he will continue the reforms and good programs initiated by BPC outgoing president Carmela Reyes-Estrope of the Philippine Daily Inquirer/ Bulacan Newscore.
This is the first time the provincial Comelec office supervised the election of a local press organization in the province.
The other winning officers of BPC are Rommel Manahan (Rekta Balita), executive vice president; Jhun Sese (DZRJ), VP for Broadcast; Ram Barcelona (Bulacan Newscore), VP for Print; Corsini Reyes (Bulacan Newscatcher), Secreatary; Jenny Raymundo (Mabuhay), Treasurer and Marcelino “Ato” Gabe (Luzon Times), auditor.
The winning board of directors are Cecilio Galvez (Sakto Balita); Rossette Reyes (Ronda Balita); Eloisa Samonte Silverio (Centro News); Emil Gamos (Philippines News Agency); Vito Moslarez ; Ruben Razon (Centro News) and Sir JC Reyes (Bulacan Newscatcher/Bulacan Newscore). — Emil G. Gamos