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Perdices assumes governorship

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Agustin Ramon Miciano Perdices made history Wednesday by assuming the governorship of the Province of Negros Oriental after serving as Vice-Governor for only five minutes. {{more}}

Perdices, who ran and won a tight three-way race for Vice-Governor despite the absence of support from any incumbent elected official, succeeded the governorship to fill the vacancy in the governorship created by the death of reelected Gov. Emilio Macias II, who died of liver cancer last June 13.

Senior Board Member Roel Degamo also succeeded Perdices as Vice-Governor.

“I will never forget the reality that it was my good friend, incumbent Gov. Emilio Macias II, who was elected to office. I am only filling in for his unexpired term,” Perdices said in his extemporaneous address after he took his oath before Executive Judge Fe Lualhati Bustamante.

He vowed to continue the projects lined up by Macias for Negros Oriental.

“There has to be a continuity of good programs. I have looked at [Macias’] programs and I see that they are for the good of the province,” Perdices said as he announced the building of more classrooms and hiring more teachers, the expansion of the delivery of health care services to the rural areas through the primary health care facilities and the continuation of the organic farming methods.

Also taking their oath of office in ceremonies at the Negros Oriental Convention Center were Reps. George Arnaiz and Henry PrydeTeves, provincial board members of the three districts and officials of the cities of Tanjay and Guihulngan and the municipalities of Sta. Catalina and Valencia.

Among Perdices’ first acts was to extend the Province’s Job Order (casual) employees by 60 days to give him time to evaluate their performance. Asked on the number of Job Order workers at the Province, Acting Provincial Administrator Paul Honculada said they still do not have a specific figure. “We’re like groping for the light switch as we enter a dark room,” he said.

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Senior Board Member Roel Degamo, accompanied by his family, is sworn in as Vice-Governor of Negros Oriental by Executive Judge Fe Lualhati Bustamante to succeed the post of Vice-Governor Agustin Perdices, who succeeded the late reelected Gov. Emilio Macias II. (photo by Melissa Alexandra B. Pal)


Dumaguete Councilor Manuel Sagarbarria, accompanied by wife Maria Isabel Longa Sagarbarria and youngest daughter Chessa, is sworn in to office as Dumaguete City Mayor by outgoing Mayor Agustin Perdices (photo by Hersley Ven Casero)

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