“FOR having failed to get the approval vote (or 9 votes) of the majority of all the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) [as mandated by the Local Government Code], the report of the Committee of Human Resources for the confirmation of the appointment of Katrin Erika A. Buted as department head of the Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office (PTCAO) is DENIED.”
Thus, 4th District Board Member and Acting Presiding Officer Aries Emmanuel Mendoza ruled on the Committee Report introduced by Board Member Roman Junjun Rosales, chairperson of the Committee on Human Resources during the Fourth Regular Session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan on Monday, January 22.
Those who voted ‘YES’ include Board Members Alfredo Corona and Rodolfo Balba of the 3rd District; BM Rosales of 1st District; Board Members Jonas Patrick Gozos, Arthur Blanco and Lydio Lopez of the 4th, 5th, and 6th Districts, respectively.
On the other hand, those who voted ‘NO’ include Senior Board Member Ma. Claudette U. Ambida of the 5th District; 2nd District Board Members Arlina Bantugon -Magboo and Wilson Rivera, and 4th District BM Jesus De Veyra.
Both First District BM Armie Bausas and PCL-Batangas Chapter president Melvin Vidal abstained.