Delta to PCL, VML: Work together, forget politics

ANGELES CITY – Governor Dennis ‘Delta’ Pineda asked the newly elected officials of the Pampanga Councilors’ League (PCL) and Vice Mayors’ League (VML) to work together as one and set aside politics.

The Governor, who administered the oath taking of the officials at the Executive House in Capitol, said they should open themselves for any recommendations, suggestions and grievances to fulfill their goals and objectives for the Kapampangans.

The Governor also reminded them that service is always for the people.

The PCL held their elections last August 9 at the Kingsborough International Convention Center (KICC), where former San Luis three-term mayor and now Councilor Venancio ‘Asyong’ Macapagal was hailed as the new PCL-Pampanga chapter President.

Other officers include Vice President Celestino Dizon, Treasurer Joel Samia, Auditor Benjamin Lim, Business Manager Krizzanel Garbo, Secretary General Arthur Diaz, Public Relations Officer and Ariel Sarmiento.

This year’s Board of Directors are councilors Nelson Alonzo of Candaba, Carlito Viray of Masantol, Gregorio Maria T. Yambao of Minalin, Rico H. Sta. Cruz of Sta. Rita, Edmon DC Simon of Apalit, and Joel J. Cruz Magalang.

Moreover, the new VML President is Vice Mayor Michael Galang of Floridablanca.

Other officers who took their oath are Angeles City Vice Mayor Vicky Vega, vice president; Porac Vice Mayor Charlie O. Santos, secretary general; Apalit Vice Mayor Pedro C. Nucom, treasurer; Arayat Vice Mayor Sixto C. Mallari, Jr., auditor; and Masantol Vice Mayor Epifanio M. Lacap, Jr., public relations officer (PRO).

This year’s Board of Directors include Gerald Guttrie Aquino, Mabalacat City; Sajid Khan M. Eusoof, Guagua; Jay B. Montemayor, Lubao; Jaime Lazatin, City of San Fernando; Annette F. Balgan, Macabebe; Leonora C. Wong, San Simon; Jonathan DR. Pangan, Mexico; and Norman L. Lacson, Magalang.

According to Gov. Pineda, the new set of VML officers should be familiarized with the Sangguniang Panlalawigan legislation, as well as the council’s practices, led by Vice Governor Lilia ‘Nanay’ Pineda.

The oath of office was witnessed by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Provincial Director Myrvie Fabia, and Board Members Cherry Manalo, Olga Frances David Dizon, Anthony Joseph “Tonton” Torres, and ex-officio Board Member Renato “Gabby” Mutuc, Liga ng mga Barangay Pampanga Chapter president.# -Leah Isidro De Fiesta