April 18, 2024

BONTOC, Mountain Province – Newly elected and re-elected barangay officials of this capital town took their oath of office during the mass oath-taking administered by Mayor Jerome Tudlong, Jr. on Nov. 16.

Tudlong congratulated the incoming new set of barangay officials and highlighted that a public servant’s oath is a solemn pledge to serve and inspire.

“The trust placed in you is a testament to your leadership. Your decisions will shape the future so stay committed to serving our constituents with integrity and transparency. May this be your opportunity to make a positive difference,” he said.

The mayor encouraged the new set of barangay officials to reciprocate the trust and confidence provided to them by their constituents by taking on the responsibilities of leadership with integrity and commitment, while delivering the expectations of their constituents.

Vice Mayor Eusebio Kabluyen also congratulated to the re-elected and newly elected barangay officials.

“As candidates who are given the chance to extend your service, be our partners on the ground in providing the best service to our people,” Kabluyen said.

On behalf of the 16 barangays of Bontoc, Liga ng mga Barangay President Jimmy Cherwaken who is also the re-elected punong barangay of Caluttit thanked the municipal government for its support to the barangays.

Cherwaken urged his fellow barangay officials to serve their constituents regardless of political affiliations during the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections and let it not influence their decisions and actions while in office.

Also in attendance during the mass-oath taking of barangay officials were Sangguniang Bayan members Peter Kedawen, Jupiter Jule Kalangeg, and David Coycoyen; Municipal Local Government Operations Officer Lourdes Claire Peel; Election Officer III Virginia Chokowen of the Commission on Elections municipal office; families and relatives of the new set of barangay officials; and LGU employees.

The new set of barangay officials of Talubin did not join the mass oath-taking as they had their separate oath-taking on an earlier date, coinciding with their thanksgiving or “panagyaman”.

Their oath of office was also administered by Tudlong. – Alpine L. Killa-Malwagay and Aprilyn Fanengfeng