Lac­son : No rift be­tween Love, Unega

Sun Star Bacolod - - Topstories - BY TERESA D. ELLERA

NE­GROS Oc­ci­den­tal Gov­er­nor-elect Eu­ge­nio Jose Lac­son clar­i­fied yes­ter­day that there is no rift be­tween the United Ne­gros Al­liance and Love-ne­gros.

Lac­son made the clar­i­fi­ca­tion af­ter his procla­ma­tion yes­ter­day morn­ing went ahead of his run­ning mate Vice Gov­er­nor-elect Jef­frey Fer­rer.

Lac­son said Fer­rer has re­quested that his procla­ma­tion be moved in the af­ter­noon also yes­ter­day as he wants to take his oath of of­fice be­fore out go­ing gov­er­nor Al­fredo Marañon, Jr. And that he joined his wife re­elected Fifth Dis­trict Rep. Juliet Marie Fer­rer.

The newly-elected gov­er­nor fur­ther stated that the merger be­tween Love Ne­gros and the United Ne­gros Al­liance (UNEGA) will con­tinue on since both sides have sworn to work to­gether in har­mony.

Lac­son said he would take his oath of of­fice on June 29.

At present, Lac­son said he is now form­ing a team in or­der for the smooth tran­si­tion of ad­min­is­tra­tion.

Lac­son was suc­cess­fully elected as the new gov­er­nor af­ter gar­ner­ing 827,657 votes, against Rolando Parpa.

Mean­while, Vice Gov­er­nor-elect Jef­frey Fer­rer as­sured sup­port to Gov­er­nor-elect Eu­ge­nio Jose Lac­son.

“We have a solid part­ner­ship and we are con­stantly com­mu­ni­cat­ing,” Fer­rer said.

He also ex­plained that he has not joined Lac­son dur­ing the procla­ma­tion yes­ter­day morn­ing be­cause he took his oath be­fore Gov­er­nor Al­fredo Marañon af­ter his procla­ma­tion.

“We’ll go back now to our re­spec­tive jobs for the good of the prov­ince,” Fer­rer said.

Gov­er­nor Al­fredo Mara­non for his part ad­vised all politi­cians who were pro­claimed win­ners in the May 13 elec­tions yes­ter­day to go back to work now as pol­i­tics is al­ready over.

Pro­claimed yes­ter­day were Gov­er­nor -elect Eu­ge­nio Jose Lac­son, Vice Gov­er­nor-elect Jef­frey Ferret, first Dis­trict Rep. Ger­ardo Val­mayor, Fourth Dis­trict Rep. Juliet Marie Fer­rer,sec­ond Dis­trict Rep. Leo Rafael Cueva and Board Mem­bers Romel De­bul­gado and Araceli So­mosa of the First Di­ate­ict, Sam­son Mirhan and Sixto Guan­zon of the sec­ond Dis­trict and Board Mem­ber Manuel Fred­er­ick Ko of the Third Dis­trict.

Third Dis­trict Con­gress­man-elect Fran­cisco Ben­itez and Board Mem­ber An­drew Mon­telibano were pro­claimed Thurs­day night.

He de­scribed the elec­tion as or­derly and peace­ful. *

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