Saturday August 18, 2018

Davao mayor set to visit Oro

THE Presidential daughter will be in Cagayan de Oro on Friday, June 15, to grace the mass oath taking of barangay officials in the city and the province.

Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) president Yan Lam Lim said Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio will be in town to guarantee a 100 percent attendance of the 80 barangay captains of Cagayan de Oro.

Lim said the presidential daughter, however, refused to administer the oath of the barangay officials, and will only serve as the guest speaker of the event.

The mass oath taking unfolds shortly after Mayor Oscar Moreno's City Annual Report to mark the Charter Day of Cagayan de Oro at the Kiosko Kagawasan, Divisoria.

Lim said Duterte will attend a program at the University of Science and Technology of the Southern Philippines (USTP) before proceeding to the mass oath taking of city officials.

After that, she will grace another mass oath taking initiated by Misamis Oriental Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano for the newly-elected barangay officials, according to Lim.

In a previous interview, Emano said his political party Padayon Pilipino will forge an alliance with Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio's regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago.

Lim, who left the Padayon Pilipino party to join Mayor Oscar Moreno and seek reelection as ABC president, said having Duterte-Carpio as the guest party will hopefully unite the barangay officials for the common goal to work together.