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Marinduque Gov. Velasco inducted as national president of League of Provinces of the Philippines

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Marinduque Governor Presbitero J. Velasco, Jr. has formally taken his oath as the national president of League of Provinces of the Philippines before President Rodrigo R. Duterte.

President Duterte inducted the new set of officers of the League of Provinces of the Philippines in the President’s Hall at the Malacanan Palace last August 6.

Quirino Gov. Dakila Carlo E. Cua also took his oath as the national chairman of the league.

“Velasco, a retired associate justice of the Supreme Court, and Cua, former representative of the Lone District of Quirino who chaired the House Committee on Ways and Means during the 17th Congress, are expected to lead the League in pushing for its advocacies, such as the immediate implementation by the national government on the decision of the Supreme Court in the Mandanas case mandating that LGUs should have a 40% share in all national tax collections, and the necessary transitions to ensure the implementation of the Universal Health Care Act,” the LPP said in a statement.

“Govs. Velasco and Cua have likewise reiterated the League’s commitment to support the 0 to 10 Priority Agenda of the Duterte Administration toward the achievement of the goals and objectives in the 2017-2022 Philippine Development Plan and the AmBisyon Natin 2040,” it added.

Officials who took their oath were Tarlac Gov. Susan A. Yap as Executive Vice President; Gov. Albert Raymond S. Garcia of Bataan and Oriental Mindoro Gov Humerlito Dolor as Vice President for Luzon and Aklan Gov. Florencio T. Miraflores and Zamboanga Sibugay Gov. Wilter T. Palma as vice-presidents for Visayas and Mindanao, respectively.

Meanwhile Davao Oriental Gov. Nelson L. Dayanghirang was elected as secretary-general.