LP names Go as councilor

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014


YELLOW is the color of the day.

This came after Liberal Party (LP) endorsed former mayoralty candidate Mark Go as replacement for the City Council vacancy.

"We came up with the consensus that we endorse by unanimity the nomination of Mark Go," Councilor Faustino Olowan said.

But he added it is still subject to the appointment of President Benigno Aquino III.

Councilor Isabelo Cosalan said Go was nominated for the position because he is the chairman of the LP; he was nominated by the executive committee; and he was the one who garnered most number of votes among all the candidates who did not make it during the last election.

He said in that sense, they believe it is also a matter of representation of the will of the people.

The local LP chapter will submit Go’s nomination to their national chapter as soon as possible.

Newly-installed Vice Mayor Edison Bilog insisted the City Council must not interfere with the nomination of a new councilor stressing under the Local Government Code, the party of the one who caused the vacancy must nominate the successor to the position.

Meanwhile, Go said, “I hope we will be given the opportunity to serve the city.”

If given the chance to, he said he would like to codify all legislations and ordinances in Baguio City first for further implementation and enhancement to address issues in the city.

Go maintained his main objective is public service and not merely succeeding Bilog’s position.

Earlier, however, Mayor Mauricio Domogan said the choice for number 12 councilor must be made with due consideration for the family of the late Vice Mayor Daniel Fariñas, who was a member of the Nacionalista Party and long standing ally of Timpuyog ti Baguio. (Giovani Joy Fontanilla)

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on May 14, 2014.

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