LINGAYEN --- “Given the fresh mandate, I assure all of you that the Liga ng mga Barangay would be well-represented in the Sangguniang Panlalawigan.”
|League of Barangays President Amado "Pogi" T. Espino III|
These were the words of Amado I. Espino III after he won unopposed as President of the Liga ng mga Barangay, Pangasinan Chapter during the Provincial Liga Elections held today December 18 at the Pangasinan Training and Development Center here.
“Maraming salamat sa inyong pagtitiwala at asahan ninyo na palalakasin pa natin ang ating samahan,” Espino, son of Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr., said.
Popularly known as Mayor “Pogi”, the young Espino, likewise, ran unopposed as barangay captain in brgy. Poblacion East after he served as three-termer mayor of Bautista town. He succeeded his uncle former BM Amadeo T. Espino who is now mayor of the same town.
Jeanne Jinky C. Saplan, wife of Mayor Carlito Zaplan of Sta. Barbara, also won unopposed as Vice President along with Leoncio V. Saldivar, Jr of San Nicolas town who will serve as Auditor of the Liga ng Mga Barangay.
Completing the new set of Liga ng mga Barangay Pangasinan Chapter 2013-2016 are the board of directors composed of Carolina M. Abad (Bolinao); Salvador C. Camba (Alaminos); Allan Roy Q. Macanlalay (Calasiao); Hercules P. Magliba (San Fabian); Jose DG. Peralta, Jr. (Bugallon); Michael Bryan M. Perez (Urdaneta City); Jessie T. Punzal (Mangatarem) and Ramon D. Sison (Aguilar).
Likewise, the board of directors ran unopposed.
The Board of Election Supervisors were DILG Provincial Officer Reggie R. Colisao as chair together with Atty. Marino Salas, COMELEC Provincial Supervisor, DepEd School Superintendent Alma Ruby Torio, Edgar Sison of the Provincial Federation of NGO and Aida Lomibao from the Lingayen Parish Pastoral Council as members.
There were 46 Liga Presidents present during the elections which was presided by outgoing Vice President Alfe Soriano who served as ex-officio member in the provincial board for less than four months.
Amado “Pogi” Espino will become the 14th provincial board member when SP will resume its regular session on January 6, 2014. (Merly R. Tibalao/PIO).