By Mortz C. Ortigoza
MANGALDAN – The reelected mayor here will be sworn into office by the outgoing Pangasinan governor.
“Mayor (Bona Fe D.) Parayno will have her oath taking of office on June 27 by Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr. ,” Rosalie Hulipas, acting chief of Human Resources here, said.
At noon of June 30, Governor Espino relinquishes his post to his son and namesake. The older Espino won a congressional seat by beating Pangasinan’s Fifth District Representative Kimi Cojuangco in the May 9 election.
She cited that aside from the mayor the new Vice Mayor Pedro Surdilla, Jr. and those elected and reelected councilors’ Ma. Theresa M. Abalos, Dr. Joselito G. Quinto, Aldrin M. Soriano, Bernabe D. Cervas, Lawyer Joseph Cera, Grace Kenny L. De Guzman, Lawyer Fernando Juan A. Cabrera, and Arnel Fabia will be sworn, too .
“The turnover ceremony will be in front of the Mangaldan Municipal Building. They will start at 8:00 to 9:00 a.m”.
She elaborated that the oath taking and victory party will be preempted by thanksgiving mass as Part II of the ceremony that will be held at 3:00- 4:00 p.m at this town’s municipal chapel.
“The Part III of the program will be at 4:00 to 5:00 p.m where the party will be celebrated at the Mangaldan Public Auditorium”.
The protocols of the event there would be the entry of the newly elected public office, entry of color, singing of the “Pilipinas Kong Mahal” and “Pangasinan Hym”, Ecumenical Prayer, and the message to be delivered by Governor Espino.
Mayor Parayno of the Liberal Party defeated in the May 9 mayoralty election Vice Mayor Manuel Casupang of the Nationalist People’s Coalition and outgoing Councillor Joel Meneses of the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan.
Parayno chalked out 19,093 votes while Casupang and Meneses settled for 17,757 and 9,852 votes, respectively.