BAGUIO Mayor Mauricio Domogan said Monday lawyer Melchor Carlos Rabanes will remain as officer-in-charge (OIC) of the City Legal Office (CLO).

The mayor said he is satisfied with Rabanes's performance at the CLO.

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Rabanes has been assistant legal officer since 1997 and has been OIC since 2004 when the appointees of former mayor Braulio Yaranon were not confirmed by the City Council. Former Mayor Reinaldo Bautista Jr. also chose not to appoint a legal officer.

Following the transfer of former legal officer Robert Fangayen Sr. the post has since been offered to Rabanes but he declined. Fangayen is now a regional trial court judge.

“He is ok. Let him continue his work,” Domogan said.

Sun.Star tried to get Rabanes’s comment, but he declined.

Meanwhile, Domogan said if Baguio City Police Office OIC Roberto Soriano was not occupying a post at the PNP regional office at the Camp Dangwa, he would have also preferred him to be the next city director but “he is over qualified.”

Three nominees have been submitted to Camp Crame to replace former city police director Agripino Javier but Domogan said he has yet to receive the list.

Meanwhile, Domogan said six names are in line for the position to head the city’s Public Order and Safety Division. However, he is not rushing to appoint anyone. “It is not urgent,” he said. (Rimaliza Opiña)