Albay VG-elect Lagman attends ‘solemn” oath taking of Guinobatan elected officials

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Albay Vice Governor-elect Edcel Grex Lagman has attended the “most solemn” oath taking of elected officials for Guinobatan.

The oath taking ceremony was held at the Our Lady of the Assumption Parish.

“A most solemn oath taking of re-elected and newly-elected officials of Guinobatan. ‘Vox populi, Vox dei’ is indeed a living principle of election law in this town,” said Lagman.

“This is underscored by the fact that their respective oaths of office was witnessed by Guinobatan’s electorate inside a place of worship—Our Lady of the Assumption Parish. Truly, the ‘Voice of the people is the Voice of God.'”

Lagman said that Guinobatan Mayor-elect Mayor Ann Gemma Ongjoco highlighted in her speech the importance of unity and hope.

Lagman quoted Ongjoco as saying: “To my fellow public servants, let this also be a time for healing. I stretch my hand in reconciliation. Today, there is no longer Team RED or Team BLUE. There is only LGU-Guinobatan. Much as we have been divided by alliances, we have to rise beyond that since we are united by the common goal of service to our constituents.”

And on the importance of hope: “Let us not give up on our dreams. In the recent electoral exercise, we participated in the politics of hope. We will all work hard to make our dreams a reality.”

Lagman congratulated the elected officials Mayor Ann Gemma Ongjoco, VM-elect Lando Palabrica, Councilors Paul Chino Garcia, Caloy Flores, Fj Oxales, Venny Padua, MegsGarcia-Amano, Dong Arevalo, Bob Bañaga and Randie Gata.