DILG in­stalls new IloIlo City mayor

Cebu Daily News - - ISLAND - /INQUIRER.NET

ILOILO CITY — Iloilo City has a new mayor.

Of­fi­cials of the De­part­ment of In­te­rior and Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment (DILG) served the dis­missal or­der on Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Ma­bilog around noon on Mon­day.

An­thony Nuyda, DILG Western Visayas di­rec­tor, served the or­der at Ma­bilog’s of­fice on the sev­enth floor of the Iloilo City Hall.

Also present were Ma­bilog’s le­gal coun­sel Joe­nar Pue­blo and city of­fi­cials.

Vice Mayor Jose “Joe” Espinosa III, who has been act­ing mayor since Ma­bilog left the coun­try on Au­gust 30, was ap­pointed as the new mayor to serve the re­main­der of Ma­bilog’s term un­til 2019.

It is busi­ness as usual, ac­cord­ing to Espinosa and City Ad­min­is­tra­tor Her­nando Galvez.

The Om­buds­man or­dered the dis­missal of Ma­bilog af­ter he was found guilty of se­ri­ous dis­hon­esty for fail­ing to suf­fi­ciently ex­plain the in­crease of his net worth in a year by about P9 mil­lion.

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