Simple inaugurals set for city officials on June 30 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 15:29

By SHEILA COVARRUBIAS

Preparations are underway for the inauguration of the newly-elected City Officials on June 30 set at the City Hall lobby starting at 8am.

Taking cue from President-elect Rodrigo Duterte who will have a frugal inaugural affair at Malacanang when he takes his oath as president, Mayor Beng Climaco said the local government also aims to have a simple and brief oath-taking ceremony.

“The president is breaking tradition. We have to change tradition, start the program at 8am since it is a working day and end the event in two hours’ time,” the mayor told members of the press during her regular press briefing Monday. She said certain officials will be given opportunity to speak but the length of speeches will be limited.

She said all the elected officials have been informed about the ceremony.

Meanwhile, the Sangguniang Panlungsod has also set its inaugural session on July 12 at 9am at the Session Hall of the SP Building located at R.T. Lim Boulevard. The mayor has been invited to deliver a message during the ceremony where she will spell out her priorities for the next 3 years and her recommended legislative measures. — Sheila Covarrubias