Saturday, September 10, 2016

DILG Sec Sueno visits kin in Binalonan - Guico

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

LINGAYEN – After gracing the Anti-Illegal Drugs Summit here, the secretary of the Department of Interior & Local Government (DILG) went to Binalonan town for a sentimental visit with relatives.
PANGASINAN ANTI-ILLEGAL DRUGS SUMMIT.Governor Amado “Pogi” I. Espino III (2nd from left) hands over a plaque of appreciation to Local Government Secretary Ismael D. Sueno (2nd from right) who was the guest of honor and speaker during the Pangasinan Anti-Illegal Drugs Summit held on September 9 at the Sison Auditorium. Sueno commended the Pangasinan provincial government for extending its all-out support to the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte. He also thanked the provincial government as well as the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) for coming up with a worthy endeavor such as the whole-day multi-sectoral summit. With the governor are Vice Governor Jose Ferdinand Z. Calimlim, Jr. (right) and Board Member Clemente Arboleda, Jr. (left). (Photo by Jedidah Ordonez/rrb)
“There is a street where many people there are relatives of Secretary Sueno, “ Binalonan Mayor Ramon “Mon-Mon”  Guico III told Northern Watch.
The mayor, during the interview, was in a hurry to enter his Sports Utility Vehicle to catch up with the convoy of Secretary Ismael  D. Sueno who went ahead of him to the first class eastern Pangasinan town.

According to Mayor Guico the middle name of Secretary Sueno is Dres. 
"The mother came from Binalonan. They are related to the Macaraegs, Sorianos, and Guicos," he said.

The mother of former President Gloria  Macapagal Arroyo is a Macaraeg. Arroyo is the auntie of Mayor Guico. His father, former Mayor Ramon Guico Jr, is the second cousin of the former president.
According to a source of Northern Watch, the incumbent administrator of Koronadal City’s local government unit, where the secretary was the former mayor, told him that the father  of Sueno came from Sta. Barbara, Iloilo.

Sueno, a former governor of South Cotabato, was here last Friday as guest speaker of the Pangasinan Anti-Illegal Drugs Summit held at the Sison Auditorium in Lingayen, Pangasinan.
The Summit was attended by provincial appointed, elective, and police officials, members of the provincial and city prosecutors, and the judiciary.
THE GUICOS. Binalonan Mayor Ramon “Mon-Mon”  Guico III  took his oath of office on this file photo with a lady judge of the Municipal Trial Court at the public plaza of the first class eastern Pangasinan town.
Guico is joined here (from left) by his father former Mayor Ramon Guico Jr., mother Arlyn Grace Guico, wife Maan Tuazon Guico and children. PHOTO: Mortz C. Ortigoza

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency’s Region 1 Regional Director Jeoffrey C. Tacio  discussed the national and regional drug situation; PDEA General Isidro S. Lapena (Retired) gave his message and introduced the guest of honor and speaker Secretary Sueno;  Mr. Jose Patrick Madayag, Chief Prevention Education and Community Involvement Division, presented the Barangay Clearing Operation; Allan D. Ancheta, Chief, Legal Section-PDEA Regional Office-1 discussed the Salient Feature of RA 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002) and SOP or Standard Operation Procedure on Handling Voluntary Surrenderees; Under Secretary Rommel Garcia, Vice Chairman, Dangerous Drugs Board presented Drugs and its Ill-Effects, and an open forum where panel members were Under Secretary Garcia Regional Director Gregorio R. Pimentel of Police Regional Office-1, Regional Director, PDEA, Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council Executive Director.
Meanwhile, Guico said he and Laoac Mayor Silvestre Alarcio eyed a land here to be lent by Pangasinan Governor Amado Espino III for the construction of a building for the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) – Pangasinan Chapter.
Guico and Alarcio have been elected recently as the president and vice president, respectively, of the League.
Guico is heard to eye for the presidency of the national leadership of the LMP.
Mayor Guicio’s father was the president of the national LMP during the term of president Arroyo.

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