CLARIN, Misamis Occidental--The municipal vice mayor of Clarin took her oath 4 p.m. on Friday (October 25), two hours after Mayor David Navarro died in an ambushed while he was being transported to the city prosecutor's office in Cebu for the inquest of his act of lasciviousness and physical assault charges.
Emeterio Roa Jr., head of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, said Vice Mayor Glorife Roa, her mother, took oath before a judge from Ozamiz City.
On Monday (October 28), the municipal's first councilor, Mel Davidson Navarro, will take his oath as the vice mayor.
Mel is David's second child whose elder brother died in a suicide last year. Mel took the position vacated by his brother. In 2019 elections, Mel ran and won.
The younger Roa, who spoke with the media in behalf of the new mayor, said there three priorities that the new administration will undertake on Monday.
Glorife will issue an executive order designating Emeterio as the new municipal administrator and an order that only wages and salaries shall be disbursed while the local government unit is still undergoing a transition period.
"Then our new mayor will meet the heads of office to start our work. While we mourn the passing of Mayor Navarro, we have to continue the operation in the municipal hall," Emeterio said.
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