Vice-Guv Ferdie Calimlim formally assumes duty as SP’s Presiding Officer
LINGAYEN---Vice Governor Jose Ferdinand Calimlim formally assumed his duty as the Presiding Officer of the 7th Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) during the Inaugural Session held on July 17 at the SP Session Hall, Capitol Bldg. here.
In his Inaugural speech, Calimlim vowed to carry out his task with dedication and commitment and work collectively with SP members in the pursuit of quality legislative measures for the greater development of Pangasinan.
Calimlim , who was a former Mayor of Mapandan town, said the mandate given to him to be second in command to Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr. whom he described as an exceptional leader, will constantly remain as his inspiration to serve.
“Because of the fresh mandate given by Pangasinenses to Gov. Espino, let me say that the province is in good hands,” Calimlim said as he stressed that his partners in the 7th provincial board are privileged to share the responsibility with the Governor in leading Pangasinan towards Golden Age.
The newly-elected Vice-Governor pledged to help develop and nurture the potentials of the province and its people and help sustain the programs of the provincial government.
He stressed that the legislative output of the Sanggunian will be directed towards the goals of the province even as he said that the legislative agenda of SP will fully support the executive agenda of the present administration.
Towards this end, he has urged all members of the law-making arms of the province to stay focused, set aside their differences in beliefs and unite to achieve the best interest of Pangasinan.
He likewise urged each and every member of the provincial board to keep to heart their oath in serving the province and its people. “It is through this solemn vow that we will be able to faithfully do our part as a group in treading our legislative journey with the least of burdens along the way,” he said.
“Let us start our voyage as a united fleet and look forward to a meaningful service for this province we all call our home,” the new Vice-Governor enthused. (PIO/Angeline D. Villanueva)