Congress urged to appoint liaison officer for Zambales 2nd district

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

TOP officials of Zambales province is urging House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte to temporarily appoint a liaison officer for its second district while their request for a special election is being studied in Congress following the death of Congressman Antonio Diaz.

The resolution of the Provincial Board filed in August and forwarded to Congress is now on its second reading, according to the office of the Vice Governor of Zambales.

In a resolution filed last Monday the board cited that a staff of former congressman Diaz is acting as a liaison officer for the second district.

The board said that the liaison officer should come from the province and that he or she should be formally appointed.

Vice Governor Ramon Lacbain said the board stands firm that there should be a special election held for the second district of Zambales.

“The SP (Provincial Board) is expecting that the election will be held in October of this year,” Lacbain said. (Anthony Bayarong)

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