The Mass Oathtaking of Barangay Kagawad, Sangguniang Kabataan Chairman and Sannguniang Kabataan Kagawad of the Municipality of Calamba, Misamis Occidental held last November 24, 2007, 10 o’clock in the morning at Mateo Matunog Gymnasium.
Most of them were so excited especially those first timers who want to serve their community as a barangay official. Families of all the newly elected barangay officials, residents/constituents of their respective barangays attended the mass oathtaking.
Standing in front of the audience, families and guests, all the winning candidates the Sannguniang Bayan and the Sangguniang Kabataan took their oath of office and swear to truthfully perform their duties and functions of their current position as barangay officials to the best of their knowledge and capabilities. MLGO officer Mrs. Luz G. Moneva administered the mass oath-taking ceremony of the newly elected Barangay Kagawad, Sangguniang Bayan Chairman and Sannguniang Kabataan Kagawad.
The Provincial officials were also invited to attend the ceremony. Hon. Loreto Leo S. Ocampos – Provincial Governor of Misamis Occidental, Hon. Francisco T. Paylaga – Provincial Vice-Governor and Hon. Marina P. Clarete Congresswoman of the 1st District of Misamis Occidental stand at witnesses during the mass oathtaking ceremony. They also give their messages and lectures to the newly-elected barangay and SK officials about their duties and responsibilities as barangay officials and a respected constituent in the municipality.
The ceremony gives the Provincial Officials the opportunity to give lectures to the newly elected barangay officials. Most all of the guests from the Provincial Government who give their message said that from the day the newly elected barangay officials took their oath of office is the day their responsibilities and duties started because their respective constituents expect the best service from the officials and they have to do whatever they promised before during the synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Election. Most of the constituents expected a good service, roads and more projects that will help them have a better living. Election is over so its time to start all over again. They challenge the newly elected barangay officials to unite with their opponents and constituents that did not voted them and work hand in hand for the good of their respective barangay.
Other guests were Municipal Officials headed by Municipal Mayor Dr. Luisito B. Villanueva, Jr. MNSA, Municipal Vice-Mayor Jesus C. Enerio and Sangguniang Bayan Members.
Municipal Mayor Dr. Luisito B. Villanueva, Jr., MNSA said in his welcome address that he will continue to support and help the newly and reelected Barangay Officials for whatever their goals and future projects in their respective barangay. One of the projects mentioned by Municipal Mayor is the buying station of all the barangays, the projects will help the residents to get additional household income. Aside from that Mayor Villanueva said that elected barangay officials should help the residents to acquire the necessary services the constituents needed.
The program ended at 11:00 in the morning with a closing remark from Hon. Rodolfo D. Pagalaran ABC President/FABC.
Municipal and COMELEC employees attended to witness the said activity.