By Rjhay E. Laurea
QUEZON CITY — Interior Secretary Benjamin “Benhur” Abalos, Jr., expressed relief after the political tension in the province of Negros Oriental has finally been resolved.
In his official press statement, Abalos said he is thankful that Pryde Henry Teves stepped down to give way to a peaceful leadership transition to Governor Roel Degamo.
“We are thankful that the governorship dispute in Negros Oriental has been resolved, with Teves respecting and adhering to the Comelec ruling proclaiming Degamo as the duly elected governor of the province,” Abalos said.
The DILG chief also lauded DILG-7 Regional Director Leocadio T. Trovela and Provincial Director Farah Gentuya for being at the helm of negotiations and guiding the governorship’s smooth transition to Degamo.
He also expressed his gratitude to Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo for ensuring smooth communication with Teves and Degamo.
“With this positive development, the delivery of local government services in the province will no longer be disrupted,” the DILG chief said.
“We appeal to the supporters of both Degamo and Teves to set aside politics and to work in unison for the benefit and welfare of all Negrenses,” he added. (ai/mtvn)