THE Philippine Councilors League (PCL) – Bukidnon Chapter on August 15 successfully conducted its 2016 Provincial Federation Election at Dahilayan Forest Park Resort, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon.
Out of more than 220 members of PCL-Bukidnon Chapter, 186 members were present.
Atty. Oliver Owen L. Garcia, as the Interim PCL Provincial Federation President – Bukidnon Chapter, presided over the Plenary Session that preceded the elections.
Coun. Sharon De Leon-Macabebe, Interim National Treasurer, was the Authorized PCL National Representative to supervise the election.
The Briefing of PCL Election Guidelines and DILG Memorandum Circular was presented by Glenda Hope A. Beley, Program Manager of DILG Bukidnon.
Prior to the official start of the program, Provincial Director Bruce A. Colao, CESO V, as Chairman of the Committee on Election (Comelec), convened the PCL COMELEC members for a meeting. The members of the PCL COMELEC are Peter MCNeil B. Acosta of Maramag and Atty. Apollo A. Maguale, Sanggunian Panlalawigan Secretary.
As provided by Section 6 of Resolution No. 21 series of 2016 entitled, Resolution adopting the new electuin guidelines and policy of the Philippine Councilors Leage (PCL), approved during the National Board Meeting held on June 13, 2016 at Limketkai Luxe Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City, only one (1) ballot for one vote shall be canvassed for unopposed candidates. Since all the candidates were unopposed, after the canvassing of 1 ballot, soon after, the candidates were declared elected for the said position. The seniority of the 8 Board of Directors was established through the drawing of lots
The newly-elected 2016-2019 officers of the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) Bukidnon Chapter are:
President-Oliver Owen L. Garcia of Valencia City, Vice President-Romeo T. Mabelin of Don Carlos, Secretary General-Eernie Al O. Eedralin of Libona, Treasurer-Louel M. Tortoal of Malaybalay City, Auditor-Nicolas C. Jurolan of Malaybalay City, P.R.O.-Vicentico A. Buta of Libona and Business manager : Moreno G. Tumindog of Kitaotao.
Meanwhile the Provincial Federation Directors are Joel L. Padsing of Kalilangan, Rogelio C. Yeke of San Fernando, Gilbert P. Bullecer of Kadingilan, Jhun Dee C. Leparto of Sumilao, Mario B. Albarece, Jr. of Manolo Fortich, Catherine D. Arguelles of Malitbog, Jaime P. Gellor, Jr. of Malaybalay City and Lorenzo L. Dinlayan of Malaybalay City.
In his message, PCL President Atty. Oliver Owen L. Garcia said he will pursue, among others, the medical benefits of the councilors at the Sanggunian Panlalawigan of Bukidnon. By operation of Law, Section 467 and 508b of the Local Government Code of 1991 (RA 7160), a PCL President is an ex-officio member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan.
After the elections, the newly elected PCL officials had a brief meeting with PD Bruce A. Colao to discuss the localized Basic Orientation for Newly-Elected Officials for Sangguniang Bayan Members of Bukidnon scheduled on September 2016. pr