PRESIDENT Ferdinand “BongBong” Marcos Jr. administered the oath of office of the newly elected officers of the League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) at Malacañan Palace during the league’s courtesy call to the president, August 11.
Taking their oath of office were LPP National President South Cotabato Gov. Reynaldo Tamayo Jr., National Chairman-Quirino Gov. Dakila Carlo Cua, Executive Vice President-Tarlac Gov. Susan Yap, Vice Presidents for Luzon-Bataan Gov. Jose Enrique Garcia III and Oriental Mindoro Gov. Humerlito Dolor, Vice President for Visayas-Aklan Gov. Jose Enrique Miraflores, Vice President for Mindanao-Lanao del Norte-Gov. Imelda Dimaporo and Secretary-General-Camiguin Gov. Jesus Xavier Romualdo.
Also taking their respective oaths were the Regional Chairpersons and Board Members-at-Large.
In her Facebook post, Gov. Yap said that she is honored to take her oath before President Marcos.
“It’s an honor to have had the League of Governors oath taking at Malacañan Palace, headed , of course, by President BongBong Marcos. Congratulations to all of our LPP officers! As the Executive Vice President, I look forward to working with all of you in developing more ways to serve the Filipino people. Mabuhay po tayong lahat,” Gov. Yap posted.
LPP Support For Marcos Admin
The officials of the LPP has expressed their full support for the programs and projects of the new administration of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr.
Gov. Yap said that the league will express its support and trust in the programs and projects of the national government.
“Whatever laws that the national [government] passes, it’s useless if us in the LGU does not cooperate…because the bottom line is, we at the local government will implement all national policies,” she said.
Garcia added, “We fully agree with the commitments made by our president…the importance of coordination, communication, and unity between local and national governments.”
Marcos Jr. got a “landslide” victory in Tarlac and Bataan in the last May 9 elections.
Improved Coordination on Food Supply
President Marcos stressed the need for better coordination mechanisms between the national and local governments in the area of food supply.
Marcos highlighted the importance of planning, saying it will give the idea of a province’s cropping schedules, yield, soil problems, and use of fertilizer.
“We have to coordinate our efforts on food supply. We cannot just allow bahala na kayo,” he said.
“But this has to be part of a plan, and that is why, more than ever, the President needs the help of the governors. Because dati, ang agriculture, for example, is really under the national government,” he added.
The President also directed all concerned government agencies to strengthen their coordination in the field of digitalization, a program also highlighted in his SONA.
Other Governors Who Took their Oath
Regional Chairpersons who also took their respective oath were CAR Gov. Melchor Diclas, Region I-Ilocos Sur Gov. Jeremias Singson, Region II-Cua, Region III-Yap, CALABARZON Region-Batangas Gov. Hermilando Mandanas, MIMAROPA Region-Marinduque Gov. Presbitero Velasco Jr., Region V- Camarines Norte Gov. Ricarte Padilla, Region VI-Miraflores, Region VII-Negros Oriental Gov. Pryde Henry Teves, Region VIII-Southern Leyte Gov. Damian Mercado, Region IX-Zamboanga Sibugay Gov. Ann Hofer, Region X-Lanao del Norte Gov. Imelda Dimaporo, Region XI-Davao del Norte Gov. Edwin Jubahib, Region XII-Tamayo, CARAGA Region-Dinagt Islands Gov. Nilo Demerey Jr. and BARRM- Tawi-Tawi Gov. Yshmael Sali.
Garcia, Dolor, Romualdo and Bohol Gov. Erico Aristotle Aumentado are Board Members-At-Large.