An­other vil­lage chief joins BO-PK ranks

Cebu Daily News - - NEWS - RE­PORT ER MOREXET T E MARIE B. ER­RAM

THE ad­min­is­tra­tion Bando Os­meña-Pun­dok Kauswa­gan (BO-PK) in Cebu City gained yet an­other barangay cap­tain and three coun­cilors ahead of the elec­tions for the pres­i­dency of the As­so­ci­a­tion of Barangay Cap­tains (ABC) this month.

Ad­laon Barangay Cap­tain­elect Nieves Narra took her oath along with coun­cilors Pedrillo Leyson, Gemma Ar­cayan and Lodelito Gabud be­fore Cebu City Mayor To­mas Os­meña last Mon­day af­ter­noon.

Narra ran un­der the op­po­si­tion Barug Team Rama-PDP La­ban dur­ing the syn­chro­nized barangay and Sang­gu­ni­ang Ka­bataan (SK) elec­tions last May 14.

BO-PK now has 54 barangay cap­tains com­pared to Barug Team Rama’s 26.

Narra said she asked per­mis­sion from former Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama be­fore join­ing BO-PK.

Rama ac­cused BO-PK of ha­rass­ing barangay of­fi­cials al­lied with them in or­der to pres­sure them to join their ranks.

“I am not sur­prised that that’s their di­rec­tion,” Rama told re­porters in a phone in­ter­view yes­ter­day.

When asked whether or not he’s ex­pect­ing more vil­lage chiefs to join BO-PK, Os­meña said he didn’t know.

Narra is the fourth barangay cap­tain from Barug Team Rama-PDP La­ban to join BOPK.

Other former op­po­si­tion barangay cap­tains who jumped ship to BO-PK were Barangay Cap­tains Or­lan Her­rera of Guba, Fred­die Es­mas of Day-as and Ro­drigo Ja­bel­lana of Bu­la­cao.

Narra said she was asked by her con­stituents to align with the mayor so they could get funds to im­prove their roads.

“It took us a while to de­cide out of re­spect for the other party for sup­port­ing us when we ran,” she said in Ce­buano. /

RAMA

OS­MEÑA

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