SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union – Newly-elected mayor Hermenegildo “Dong” Gualberto has promised to continue the legacy of Mayor Pablo Ortega for the progress and development of this city.
During a transition ceremony at the People’s Hall here, Gualberto expressed gratitude for the leadership and guidance of Mayor Ortega, praising him for the outstanding performance of his administration.”
We would like to assure that the gains of this administration will be protected by the next administration. We will do our best to protect and continue your legacy for the progress of our city,” Gualberto
The transition ceremony was held for the smooth turn-over of city government records from the present administration to the next administration.
Gualberto received the documents along with the newly-elected and reelected city officials.
“To the incoming and outgoing city officials, the department heads and various government and non-government organizations, to our partners, we would be very happy to work with you for the continued progress in
the city,” Gualberto said. .
The turn-over of records was based on memorandum issued by the Department of Interior and Local Government.
Mayor Ortega, Congressman-elect of the first district of La Union, also thanked Gualberto for his support and for effectively leading the legislative department during his administration.
“Mayor-elect Dong had a hand in the passage of many of the programs that my administration proposed. I am confident that he will actively respond to these articulated aspirations of the people,” Ortega said.
Ortega vowed to extend his full support to Gualberto’s administration..
“It is incumbent upon me to ensure that this new city administration must receive the same support and opportunity to maintain good work before him as well as the foundation and wisdom on which to build his
own administration. We all share one thing in common,” Ortega said.
Ortega and Gualberto will assume their new positions on July 1, 2016. JUN ELIAS & ERWIN G. BELEO/northboundasia.com