The Local Chief Executive of the Municipality of Marabut, Atty. Percival A. Ortillo, Jr. and his Municipal Local Government Operation’s Officer, Ms. Concepcion Afable initiated the holding of the mass oath taking of the new Barangay officials including the new set of officers of the Sangguniang Kabataan at the municipal hall.
The oath taking was held last November 24, 2010 with one hundred percent attendance of all the newly elected barangay officials.
Ms. Afable, emphasized that the Department of Interior and Local Government will conduct a series of seminars and workshops to all barangay officials in order for them to be equipped with the appropriate management tools necessary for the barangays.
She further enjoins all barangay officials to support the programs of the local chief executive to maintain its status as the champion on Local Legislative Award besting 24 other municipalities in the province of Samar and fourth runner-up in the regional level which is participated in by the six provinces of region 8 back in 2009.
LCE Ortillo, Jr. in his closing statement detailed his program on tourism development and encouraged all barangay officials to be consistent with it.