Calasiao new VM’s party appoints eight dad
By Mortz C. Ortigoza
CALASIAO – The political party of this burgeoning town’s new vice mayor nominated Roberto Jorgio as the number eight elected member of the Sangguniang Bayan (legislature) before the governor appointed him to the post.
Vice Mayor Mahadeva Das Mesina.
Photo Credit: calasiao.gov.ph
The Local Government Code (LGC) says “Only the nominee of the political party under which the Sanggunian member concerned had been elected and whose elevation to the position next higher in rank created the last vacancy in the Sanggunian shall be appointed in the matter provided above. The appointee shall come from the same political party as that of the Sanggunian member who caused the vacancy and shall serve the unexpired term of the vacant office.
The eight position was vacated after Vice Mayor Mahadeva Das Mesina, 36, who was the number one councilor, became vice mayor. Ranking in that posts is based on the number of votes they garnered in the May 9, 2016 municipal election.
Mesina became vice mayor last January 3 when former Vice Mayor Ferdinand Galang resigned to immigrate.
Mesina, Galang, and Jorgio were members of the Liberal Party in the last election. Jorge was Number 10 but was still appointed because the Number 9 candidate did not belong to the party of Mesina.
Governor Amado Espino III who appointed Jorge for the Number 8 post had follow a strict condition of the LGC which says:
“Any appointment, a nomination and a certificate of membership of the appointee from the highest official of the political party concerned are conditions sine qua non or essentially necessary, and any appointment without such nomination and certification shall be unlawful from the beginning and should be a ground for administrative action against the official responsible.”
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