Leyte Governor entrusts the province to vice guv-A A +A
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
LEYTE Governor Jericho "Icot" Petilla said is confident that Vice Governor Ma. Mimiette Bagulaya can manage the affairs of the province, amid reports that he will be named as the next Energy Secretary by President Benigno Aquino III.
Petilla, who is on his last term as Leyte governor, said he and Bagulaya have never figured any conflict in their nine years of office.
“I have been working with the vice governor in the past eight years already. And with that span of time, I have not seen any problem on how she handles the legislative branch,” the governor said.
Petilla added that Bagulaya would surely be able to manage Leyte because she will have the full support of the present members of the Provincial Board.
“I am sure that all the thrusts I have started would be continued by them since we all share the same goal,” he said.
In his recent talk with Bagulaya, Petilla said that the vice governor pointed out she will not re-invent programs to be implemented in Leyte since everything are all in place.
“The vice governor said that it is really to improve what have been started by my administration and not to start on a new project on her own,” Petilla said.
According to Petilla, “if one wants to become an efficient governor, it is not really to think for a new program but to crystalize whatever has been done so far by the present administration and make sure they are in place.” (Leyte Samar Daily Express)