Gov. Francisco Emmanuel “Pacoy” R. Ortega III administered the Oath of Office of Hon. Mary Muriel M. Verceles, who now assumes as the Vice Mayor of the Municipality of Tubao, La Union, on February 15, 2021, at the Provincial Capitol, City of San Fernando, La Union.
By virtue of Section 44 of the Local Government Code, permanent vacancy in the Vice Mayor position shall be filled in by the highest ranking Sangguniang Bayan Member (SBM) in the municipality. By law of succession, VM Verceles, who was the top SBM in the municipality, took the position as the town’s legislative head following the demise of Vice Mayor Marilou Garcia Bulao on February 10, 2021.
Witnessing the oath-taking are Department of the Interior and Local Government La Union Provincial Director Virgilio P. Sison, Provincial Legal Officer Atty. Dominique Jose S. Puzon, and family members of VM Verceles.
Justin Paul D. Marbella, PIO Photos by: Sonny Buenaventura, PIO