“Instant Kagawad”: son inherits father’s councilor post
As the untimely death of Kagawad Ruben Dacumos left a vacancy in the Sangguniang Barangay of Quirino, the body has instantly concurred for a replacement. The new councilor of our barangay is Edgardo “Gary Boy/Edgar” Dacumos, the former kagawad’s eldest son.
Not an existing rule, but just allowable under the local government code.
According to Kagawad Yolly Emocling, it was Mayor Ariel Bitong who suggested that a qualified member of the family be appointed as a replacement before anybody else. To this author’s knowledge, it is the municipal mayor who appoints someone to fill up a vacancy in the barangay council, provided concurred upon by the Sanggunian body concerned.
Dacumos took his oath of office as the new Kagawad of Sangguniang Barangay on Monday, February 2, 2009.
The new councilor Dacumos had been more famous as Quirino’s basketball player. He is now facing a new game of different environment and teammates. Dacumos is married to Rowena Viloria. He is the father of the incumbent SK Chairman Jansenn Dacumos.
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