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Albay Gov. Grex Lagman pays tribute to Vice Gov. Glenda Bongao on her birthday

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Albay Gov. Grex Lagman was unexpectedly thrust into his new position earlier this month, and he is glad that he has a good partner in leading the province in Vice Gov. Glenda Bongao.

In a Facebook post, Lagman noted that he and Bongao were elevated to their new positions under a politically-charged environment filled with fake news, resentment, and hostility.

But he said this happened for a reason, and that is to make governance take center stage. The two of them decided to just focus on providing excellent service to the people of the province, he said.

He is also grateful to be working alongside Bongao, who guided him when he first transferred to Albay from Quezon City and joined local politics.

He recalled that Bongao would help him manage his Tagalog-inspired accent whenever he would speak Bicolano.

They also campaigned together when he ran for Congress.

He is happy that they are now partners again as they have a good working relationship, he said.

As governor, he would make sure to involve the Sangguniang Panlalawigan in all relevant matters pertaining to governance and policy-making issues, he said.

The council would be the executive’s partner in governance, he added.

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