CAMARINES SUR – “I have already provided the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Camarines Sur all the documents they need for my assumption to office as 3rd district board member and I am now ready to discharge my official functions”.
This was the statement made by Emmanuel "Ower" Andal, who was proclaimed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec), as the duly elected member of the Sangguniang in the 2013 midterm elections.
Andal told BICOLSTANDARD.COM that he, together Camarines Sur Department of Interior and Local Government Provincial Director Arnel Renato L. Madrideo and the same agency's regional legal officer, went to the Office of Vice Governor Fortunato Pena to serve the notice that he is already assuming office.
In the same interview, he said that Pena informed him that the issue regarding his assumption to office would be discussed during the Special Session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, this Friday.
But, he was assured that he can already attend the session on Tuesday ( April 22).
It will be recalled that on March 12, Andal was proclaimed by the Comelec as a member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan.
The proclamation came after the Supreme Courten banc's nullification of Angel Naval's certificate of candidacy. In an en banc decision, the tribunal struck down the same for being violative of the three-term limit rule. BICOLSTANDARD.COM Pirming enot. Pirming bago.