Newly-elected Governor Arthur Yap on Sunday pledged to lead the province to greater heights and asked the help and cooperation of all local officials and full support of the Boholanos.
During the mass oath-taking of the newly elected provincial officials, held at the Bohol Cultural Center, the former legislator also expressed his gratitude for the trust and confidence given to him by former governor and now first district Rep. Edgar Chatto for the opportunity to serve the people of Bohol.
Yap took his oath of office before Executive Judge Leo Moises Lison.
The new governor also presented his program of services with focus on health, quality education for the youth, livelihood, agriculture, proactive social services, tourism, nature and environment, peace and order, and good and honest governance.
The new governor also enumerated some of the projects they have lined up that are seen to benefit the Boholanos.
Aside from Yap, others who took their oath are Vice Gov. Rene Relampagos, Cong. Edgar Chatto (first district) Cong. Aris Aumentado (2nd district) and Cong. Alexi Tutor (3rd district), First District Board Members Aldner Damalerio, Ricky Masamayor and Lucille Lagunay; Second District Board Members Frans Garcia, Toting Auxtero and Mimi Boniel-Maglasang; and Third District Board Members Victor Balite, Jade Bautista ,Elpidio Jala and Elpidio Bonita.
Prior to becoming governor, Yap served as a three-term congressman of the province’s third district. He capped it off by serving as deputy speaker for Visayas of the 17th Congress.
He has also served as former secretary of agriculture and administrator of the National Food Authority (NFA), during the incumbency of then president and now outgoing House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Photos courtesy: Edchatto Bohol Facebook