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Councilor Bernard Al-ag takes oath as the new Davao City vice mayor on Jan. 10, replacing Presidential son Paolo Duterte who resigned in December last year. Photo by Mara Genotiva for Davao Today

Al-ag sworn in as new Davao city vice mayor

DAVAO City — Councilor Bernard Al-ag formally assumed as Davao City vice mayor  replacing Presidential son Paolo Duterte who resigned last December.

Al-ag took his oath before Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Wednesday afternoon, an event witnessed by his family and officials from the Department of  the  Interior and Local Government.

As the new vice mayor, Al-ag will be presiding the sessions at the City Council, a responsibility left by the President’s son.

Duterte, also known as Pulong, announced last Dec. 25, that he would be resigning out of “delicadeza.” He was doing so in response to controversies that mired his name, including the alleged smuggling at the Bureau of Customs and his public spat with his daughter.

Meanwhile, Al-ag said he will be continuing to support Mayor Duterte-Carpio through legislative action with his new position.

“I don’t consider this as a springboard to any position,” he said, “but I consider this as a disruption of my plan.”

In previous interviews, the third district councilor said he wanted to return to his private life after his term ends in 2019.

Al-ag ran under President Duterte’s party Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod in the local elections in 2016. (davaotoday.com)


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