Saturday, January 27, 2007

News: Dinagat officials buckle down to work

SURIGAO CITY -- It will be tough job ahead for the newly appointed interim provincial officials of the newly created province of Dinagat Islands.

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was scheduled to appoint last January 19 the interim officials of the newly created province of Dinagat Islands at the San Jose Municipal Cultural Center in San Jose, Dinagat Island.

However, the President cancelled the appointment since she had a trip to Davos, Switzerland to attend the World Economic Forum.

Instead, Surigao del Norte Governor Robert Lyndon Barbers inducted the interim officials whose term of office ends after assumption of the newly elected Dinagat Islands provincial officials in the May 14, 2007 elections.

Sworn in as interim officials for newly created Province of Dinagat Islands at the San Jose Municipal Cultural Center were: Geraldine Ecleo-Villaroman as Governor, Elvis dela Merced as Vice Governor, Provincial Board members Merlinda Lagroma, Norberto Sarita Sr., Mario Menil, Zacarias Vales, Gracelyn Ecleo, Nilo P. Gulfo, and Elizabeth Ladaga.

"But most likely the same appointed interim officials will file certificate of candidacies for same position for the May 14, 2007 elections," Villaroman said.


Anonymous said...

gitagsaan unta kada lungsod aron patas ang representation. wa may taga libjo. dili na live ang libjo.

Anonymous said...

Libjo is bigger even to Loreto and Tubajon combine. Ngano man?

Anonymous said...

I researched on the people who comprises the interim officials. No surprise here. Most of them are related in some ways to the Ecleos. ECLEO Country from the very start and probably until the END. Hopefully, they are sincere in helping Dinagat Island and its people progress. I have my doubts though.