by Nicole Lorraine R. Prieto
The oath taking of newly elected and re-elected barangay captains and councilors from the 14 barangays in Los Baños took place on Tuesday afternoon, November 19, at the Los Baños Municipal Covered Court in Brgy. Baybayin.
According to Mayondon Barangay Captain Victorio Reyes, Los Baños Mayor Cesar Perez and Laguna Second District Representative Jun Chipeco led the simple oath taking ceremonies. Both Perez and Chipeco called for all the newly sworn in barangay officials to think less of the colors they wore during the elections and to work together for the progress of Los Baños.
Reyes expects to have a harmonious relationship with the officials from his barangay for this term. “Dito sa barangay namin wala naman siguro kaming magiging problema kasi most naman sa na-elect ngayon ay nanungkulan na dati, alam na nila yung responsibilidad nila,” he explained.
Linda Vivas and Raquel Maligalig, residents from Brgy. Mayondon who attended the oath taking hope that the elected barangay officials will perform their best for this term. “Yung kanilang mga binitawang salita nung sila ay nangampanya, yun sana yung maasahan namin para gumanda naman ang baryo,” said Vivas. Maligalig added that “sana yung magandang panunungkulan nila nung huli sana lalo nilang pagandahin at sana matugunan yung pangangailangan nung baryo namin.“