“Obligasyun mi pu ing sumaup kekayu” (It is our obligation to support you.)
Thus, said Governor Dennis “Delta” Pineda as he expressed full support for the newly elected Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan officials in Pampanga during the mass oath-taking ceremony conducted by Former President and 2nd District Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo together with Vice Governor Lilia “Nanay” Pineda at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center on Friday, November 17, 2023.
A total of 1,149 Punong Barangay, kagawad, and Sangguniang Kabataan Officials from the towns of Sta. Rita, Guagua, Lubao, Mexico, and the City of San Fernando participated in the two batches of mass oath-taking ceremonies.
Governor Delta assured that the provincial government would extend assistance to all elected barangay and SK officials, emphasizing their partnership in providing services to the Kapampangan people.
“Tinipun da kayu pu ngeni uling buri da kayu pu personal a i-congratulate at akasabi bang abalu mi pu kung makananu mila pang ababa reng programa ning kapitolyu kareng barangay yu (We gathered you here not only to personally congratulate you but also to inform you that we are aware of the challenges faced by the barangays under the provincial programs),” he said.
Vice Governor Nanay reminded them to fulfill their duties as elected officials.
“Mig oathtaking ka, sinumpa kayu, sundan taya pu ing kautusan a papairal ning gubyernu bilang kapitan, bilang kagawad. Aliwa mu pu ikayu ing magobra, kayantabe yu kami pu king pamagserbiosyu kareng Kapampangan (When you took your oath, you pledged, follow the government’s orders as a captain, as a councilor. Your work may be different, but we are here to support you in serving the Kapampangan people),” said Vice Gov Nanay.
Data from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) reveal that 56 percent of the winning candidates in the last BSKE are newly elected officials, 39 percent are re-elected, and 7.9 percent are returning.