Valencia City Inaugurates Local Chief Executive and Members of 7th Sanggunian
Hon. Azucena P. Huervas takes her oath as the 3rd elected City Mayor and the 1st elected Lady Mayor of Valencia City together with the members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod on June 30, 2016 at the City Hall Covered Court, Valencia City, Bukidnon.
The Inaugural and Oath-taking Ceremonies started with a Eucharistic Celebration led by San Agustin Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Diomedes Brigoli and the reception followed.
The inaugural rites were graced by the administering officer Judge Nellison U. Pajarillo-Salcedo of Valencia City Municipal Trial Court in Cities.
The officials of Valencia City are bound to start their functions on July 1, 2016:
- Hon. Azucena P. Huervas- City Mayor
- Hon. Glen G. Galario- City Vice Mayor
- Hon. Rhea Rhenna H. Agripo
- Hon. Glenn P. Peduche
- Hon. Rodrigo A. Rosal
- Hon. Camilo E. Pepito
- Hon. Ramir P. Roque
- Hon. Oliver Owen L. Garcia
- Hon. Helen T. Bernal
- Hon. Policarpo P. Murillo IV
- Hon. John Lee B. Quillo
- Hon Eduardo D. Chan
Ms. Amalia A. Propia, MPA City Local Government Operations Officer of DILG Valencia gave her welcome remarks and emphasized that great functions comes with greater responsibilities.
More than 2000 guests- government officials, city department heads and heads of local and national agencies, employees attended the ceremonies together with the officials’ immediate families.
Equipped with the fresh mandate, Mayor Huervas emphasized on her inaugural speech that unity is the way to progress. Borrowing the words of American President John F. Kennedy, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country,” Mayor Huervas highlighted the idea that everyone must do their share in making Valencia City a better place for every Valenciano.
Meanwhile, DILG X Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe, CESO IV gave his closing remarks and congratulated the officials.
A sumptuous lunch was then served for all the attendees.