|Pangasinan Governor Amado T. Espino (Extreme Right)|
LINGAYEN---Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr. has designated Vice-Gov. Jose Ferdinand Z. Calimlim, Jr. as acting governor while he is on leave for 21 working days covering the period May 27 to June 25. The governor has entrusted the affairs of the province to the vice-governor prior to his trip to the United States of America to attend to his mother’s medical needs.
In a letter to Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel A. Roxas II, Gov. Espino has requested the DILG secretary for an authority to travel to the USA to seek medical experts whom the governor could invite to the Philippines or find a hospital that would admit his mother, Victoria Totaan Espino for medical check-up and medication.
It will be recalled that the old Espino suffered from stroke in December due to the various black propagandas hurled against the governor during the election period.
Disheartened about the negative reports against her favorite son, the old Espino succumbed to a stroke last December 31, 2012 that put her into a temporary comatose condition. The governor’s travel to USA will also include his family’s visit to a daughter who just gave birth. (PIO/Angeline D. Villanueva)