Reelected Narra vice-mayor Crispin Lumba, Jr. assured support to the administration of newly-elected mayor Gerandy Danao during their oathtaking ceremony held Friday.
In his speech, vice-mayor Lumba assured Danao of his support and the support of the Municipal Council.
“Makakaasa ka na kaisa mo ang bise-mayor, ang iyong Sangguniang Bayan at ang buong tanggapan sa mga adhikain at programa na tutulong sa mga Narranon,” he said.
Municipal councilor Cenon Garcia also vowed support to the administration of Danao.
“Kung ano ang suporta na nabigay natin noon, ganoon din ang support kay Mayor Danao,” Garcia said.
Danao, who cracked jokes in between his speech, meanwhile, recalled that during the campaign, he only had water in long-distance walks to talk to people in every house.
“Noong araw ng kampanya, simula [Barangay] Burirao hanggang Calategas nilakad ko lang ‘yan. Walang kain-kain, tubig lang. Nadaanan ko ang bayabas, ubos pati bubot. Totoo po yan,” Danao said to the attendees of his inauguration.
Paying tribute to the contributions of the Demaalas to the progress of Narra, he said they made the municipality into what it is today which will serve as his inspiration to responsibly perform his duty as a leader.
The oathtaking ceremony was facilitated by Executive Judge Angelo Arizala.
The son of former mayor Prince Demaala IV was among those who attended the ceremony.