TACURONG CITY, Sultan Kudarat – The 8th Sangguniang Panlungsod here welcomed on Wednesday its two newest members who filled the slot vacated by former city councilors.
During its regular session on Sept. 8, the city council welcomed newly appointed Councilors Lina O. Montilla and Geraldine L. Collado after taking their oath of office on separate occasions.
Montilla, a former three-termer city mayor of Tacurong, took her oath of office before Punong Barangay Maria Rhodora Pauya of Barangay Poblacion, while Collado was sworn into office by Sultan Kudarat Governor Suharto Mangudadatu, also on Wednesday.
Allan Freno, city information officer, said vacancies occurred in the city legislative body after the passing of former Councilor Charito Collado and the assumption of Councilor Lalaine Montilla as vice mayor.
Councilor Geraldine is the daughter of the late Councilor Charito.
On the other hand, Councilor Lalaine replaced her brother-in-law Vice Mayor Lino Montilla who assumed as city mayor after his brother, Mayor Angelo Montilla, died of Covid-19 infection.
Newly-appointed Councilor Lina, sister of the current mayor and the late mayor, served as city mayor for three consecutive terms that ended in 2016. (PNA)