The newly-elected officers of the Philippine Councilor’s League-Palawan Federation (PCL-PF).

Narra municipal councilor Prince Demaala IV has been reelected president of the Philippine Councilor’s League-Palawan Federation (PCL-PF).

In an election held Monday, Demaala won over rival Nicole Lim of El Nido who only received 99 against his 141 votes.

Winning vice president, on the other hand, is Bataraza municipal councilor Al Shariff Ibba with 114 votes; secretary-general is Leo Arthur Abrea; treasurer is John Ruston Vidal; the auditor is Amella Gimpaya; the business manager is Edgar Lacandazo, and the PRO is Jaimy Jen Lee.

Demaala said in an interview that the election was successfully conducted with fair and honest voting.

It is his second term as president of the league.

“Talagang we vote based on our conscience at mula sa puso lahat. Siguro walang dapat patunayan pa kasi laban namin itong lahat, actually ang mga kasamahan natin na mga konsehal ay sila ang tumulak para lumaban tayong muli at sabi nila kahit anong mangyari ay boboto sila,” Demaala said.

He said that he will continue the projects of the PCL in Palawan, including the proposed hostel for the councilors and other pieces of training.

“Yong mga trainings, seminars and hostel natin [na isa sa mga ginagawa natin] ay hindi nila kayang ipagpalit. [Tuloy-tuloy pa rin ‘yon] kaya nanindigan talaga ang ating mga kasamahan,” he said.

The board of directors is composed of Socorro Reyes-Gaw of Coron, McDonald Saiyo of Bataraza, Jim Dolor of Dumaran, Marissa Zumarraga of Aborlan, Bernardo Abengoza Jr of Brooke’s Point, Jhar Harmain of Sofronio Espanola, Francis Atchera of Narra and Maria Anna Mercado of Busuanga.

In addition, PCL- Puerto Princesa City chapter newly-elected officials were president-Roy Ventura; vice president-Jimmy Carbonnel; secretary general-Henry Gadiano; auditor-Peter Maristela; PRO-Matthew Mendoza; business manager-Victor Oliveros; and chapter directors are Patrick Alex Hagedorn, Herbert Dilig and Elgin Robert Damasco.

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