Time for reconciliation

For her first 100 days in office, Acting Governor Vice Governor-elect Agnes Magpale said she will focus on reconciliation among the Provincial Board (PB) members after an intense political battle last elections.

“It will be very difficult to get everybody to be very productive if there is no healing,” she said at 888 News Forum last Tuesday (May 21) at Marco Polo Plaza Hotel.

The acting governor stated that she will also see to it that the legislative department will be independent. She said the Capitol in the past faced problems because the legislative body has been bypassed by the executive department.

Magpale faced cousin Ramon “Boboy” Durano IV of One Cebu party and Glen Anthony Soco of Partido ng Masang Pilipino in an election she described as a “much bitter political fight.”

When she will go back as vice governor, she stated she will also encourage the board members to craft quality and relevant legislations.

There will be three new board members who will be sworn into office come June 30. They were former Cebu City Councilor Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba in the first district, former Vice Mayor Christopher “Dong” Barricuatro in the second district, Gricelda “Gigi” Sanchez-Zaballero in the third district.
All of them are all members of the Liberal Party (LP), which dominated the provincial board.

Govenor-elect Hilario “Jun Jun” Davide III is also a Liberal Party member.