Governor Hilario P. Davide III swore in new Minglanilla town councilor Jaime Caumeran last September 16 at the Capitol.
Caumeran took the place of the late councilor and former Mayor Eduardo Selma, who died of complications from pneumonia last February.
Caumeran was also a former councilor of Minglanilla. He ran again for the same post in the 2013 local elections but failed to make it the top eight.
In an interview, Caumeran said he will take over the committees handled by the late councilor as a matter of procedure. Selma was the committee chair on ordinances.
“But it is up to the present councilors if there is a re-organization,” he added.
Meanwhile, Gov. Davide administered the oath-taking of new Liberal Party (LP) members in eight barangays of Carcar City. There were 28 barangay officials including three barangay captains and three city councilors who declared their party allegiance.
Some of them were already old LP members while others were members of rival Alayon Party. However, after the election the Alayon mayors signed a manifesto declaring their support to Gov. Davide and Department of the Interior and Local Government Mar Roxas for president in 2016.
Governor Hilario P. Davide was very happy with the influx of supporters to his political party and his administration. He said he is every appreciative of the Alayon Party’s expression of support to his programs.
“Kay ato gung katuyoan nga mga programa sa provincial government masuportaan (sa mga mayor) kay para man ni sa kaayohan sa tanan (Our objective here is to get the support of our local officials to our programs because this is for the good of all),” he said.