Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Batac welcomes new appointed councilor

By Dominic B. dela Cruz
Staff reporter

Batac City—Members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod here headed by Batac Vice Mayor and presiding officer Ronald Allan M. Nalupta gave a warm welcome to newly appointed councilor Dr. Amaryllis Abellon.

Dr. Abellon filled up the post vacated by the death of her husband, former Batac councilor Amable Abellon. Mr. Abellon died on December 25, 2014.

Dr. Abellon officially took her oath of office on June 8, 2015 before Ilocos Norte Gov. Ma. Imelda “Imee” R. Marcos.

In her first session on June 15, Dr. Abellon thanked her colleagues for the warm welcome. She is not a neophyte at the council, having been elected to the same post in 1992-95 and 2001-04. During those times however, the council was still a Sangguniang Bayan as Batac was still a municipality then.

She stressed that the feeling is different this time since she was excited to be elected before but as she was just appointed now to complete the term of her husband, she said she would continue her husband’s work.

During the session, wherein she actively participated, she said she has several measures to present but that she’s still ironing them out so she could have a better presentation.

She also disclosed that her dream is to have chairmanship of committees that are in line with her field of expertise as a medical doctor.

Her late husband used to chair the committees on transportation, and special projects.

Meanwhile, Vice Mayor Nalupta personally welcomed the newly appointed councilor as he said he believes she no longer need much adjustments having served as councilor for two separate terms.

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