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Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. takes his oath for a second term before Cadiz Regional Trial Court Judge   Renato Muñez in the presence of his family.*

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Guv calls for team work,
end to ‘aimless struggle’


Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. Saturday called for team governance among the newly-elected officials of Negros Occidental in order to move the province forward, and reiterated his appeal for rebels to give up their armed struggle and join him in the fight against poverty.

“The elections are over, let us work hard together to make this province great again, and I am very sure we will be the greatest province in the whole country,” he said.

Marañon also outlined the gains of his Negros First agenda in his speech after being sworn in for a second term as governor at the inaugural ceremony of the Negros Occidental provincial officials in front of the Capitol building in Bacolod City Saturday afternoon.

Lacson assures support

Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday said he is assuring Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. of his support for the betterment of lives and ensuring a bright future for Negros Occidental.

“I respect the governor and laud him for his achievements in the past three years,” he said.

Lacson also said he is grateful to have been given the opportunity to be one with the governor and the the Sangguniang Panlalawigan members in a simple, yet, solemn oath-taking ceremony at the Capitol in Bacolod City Saturday.moremoremore

assumes mayorship


Former Bacolod Rep. Monico Puentevella entered the Bacolod City Government Center together with his executive staff, as he officially assumed his posts noontime yesterday as mayor of Bacolod City.

Puentevella, who came in a T-shirt, maong pants and rubber shoes. was accompanied by his first lady Josefa Puentevella and their sons.

They were welcomed in front of the government center by Moises Dela Cruz, Joselito Bayatan and Rodel Parcon, former Secretary to the Mayor, former City Legal Officer and former Public Information Officer, respectively, who represented Bacolod Rep. and former Mayor Evelio Leonardia.moremoremore

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