Samar Governor Mila
Tan returns to post
By NINFA B. QUIRANTE (PIA
CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar
– Samar Governor Milagrosa Tan, after serving her 90-day suspension
is back at the helm of the province of Samar officially on Tuesday,
February 10, 2009.
The Department of
Interior and Local Government (DILG) Regional Director William Paler
came over to check if the governor has assumed office.
On Monday, the whole
province watched as acting Governor Redaja then voluntarily vacated
his post two days earlier than the law required.
to a top DILG official, Redaja’s
term should end Tuesday yet, but Redaja reportedly said the two more
days seem insignificant.
near the capitol grounds were jolted when a motorcade bearing two
ambulances with Governor Tan’s
name suddenly emerged tagged by traffic police. As they all know that
Tan was returning, they assumed the motorcade was to signal her
return, yet PIA found out, the motorcade was for the Philippine Nurses
A barangay kagawad who
does not want to be identified said that Gov. Tan should explain the
talks circulating about her unliquidated cash advances amounting to
Another bystander said
he is happy because the governor will be distributing rice again on
her birthday on the 25th of this month.
Tan was served a
suspension order for ninety days in November 10, 2008. Redaja, the
reigning Vice Governor then was sworn-in as acting governor and the
first Sangguniang Panlalawigan member, Nancy Rosales as Vice Governor.
On Tuesday, with the
term expiration, Governor Tan started her official duties, although
not necessarily at the Capitol.
Media liaison, Malyn
Caya cautioned the media that the governor does not like to be
published, all she wanted, Caya said is to work.
And work she will do,
the governor is set to meet all mayors, capitol employees and a host
of medical missions to be implemented.
Employees at the
capitol also started the news that Governor Tan will be hauling big
stars starting February 14, 2009 with the valentine concert of ABS-CBN’s
hottest love team Kim Chu and Gerald Anderson.
Movie stars like Vice
Ganda, Ethel Booba, Pinoy Hunks and Pinay Babes will hold a
spectacular show on February 24, 2009, aside from the usual grandiose
raffle draw characteristic of a Governor Tan event, Samarnons will be
treated to a medical-dental mission, supplemental feeding, rice-giving
and other treats that endears her to Samarnons.