“Enough of crab mentality.”
Mayor Marvin Malacon, a neophyte in politics, made the call during the oathtaking rites yesterday of elected officials of EB Magalona, that was attended by some government officials who did not support the Team Uswag during the May 9 elections.
Malacon said the people of EB Magalona have spoken. “Let's forget politics. Instead, we should now unite, and continue the development and progress of our town,” he said.
Abang Lingkod party-list Rep. Stephen Paduano, who was on the other side of the political fence during the May 9 elections, assured his support to the administration of Malacon.
Paduano and Rep. Alfredo Benitez were among those invited to the oathtaking rites of Malacon, his running mate, Vice Mayor Rob Acaling, and the eight elected councilors, two of whom are members of Team Asenso.
Malacon assured his predecessor, former Mayor-turned Board Member David Albert Lacson, that he will not fail his expectations, in serving the people of EB Magalona with his utmost best.
“I will do my best, but I will not make promises”, Malacon, who was endorsed by former Mayor Lacson as his successor during the May 9 elections, said.
In his inaugural address, Acaling also joined Malacon in saying that they will prove their detractors wrong, in response to accusations hurled against them during the election. It will be a challenge on their part, Malacon and Acaling said.
Lacson also thanked the Saraviahanons for their support in his 15 years of service, as a town councilor, vice-mayor and later as the local chief executive.
This time, Lacson said he will not only help EB Magalona, but also other cities and a town in the third district, as board member.
Malacon also joined Benitez in attending the oathtaking of Team Asenso candidates in Silay City headed by Mayor Mark Golez, before his own oathtaking.
Judge Ranhel Perez administered the oathtaking of the elected officials of EB Magalona.*GPB
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