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Governor Tamayo appoints former DILG’s political affairs officer as “deputy governor” of South Cotabato’s first district

TAMPAKAN, South Cotabato –– South Cotabato Governor Reynaldo Tamayo Jr. appointed a former “political affairs officer” of ex-DILG secretary Mike Sueno as “Deputy Governor” for the first district of the province.

Governor Tamayo reportedly signed the appointment of Bienvenido “Bonbon” Barroso as “deputy governor” of the first district last January 6, 2021.

In an interview, Barroso told DIYARYO MILENYO that he accepted the appointment because it will give him the chance to serve not only the residents of Tampakan but also the towns of Polomolok and Tupi.

“Bakante naman ako at walang hinahawakan na posisyon that time, tinanggap ko na. It’s the call to serve the public. Who am I to refuse it? Ang importante makapaglingkod at makatulong tayo sa mga tao,” Barroso said.

Barroso was a former mayor of gold and copper-rich Tampakan town from 2007 to 2010. He lost to incumbent Mayor Junjun Escobillo in the last polls.

When Mike Sueno was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as DILG secretary, he (Sueno) brought Barroso with him in Manila and made him as his “Executive Assistant for Political Affairs.”

Barroso said as a deputy governor, he is currently holding “consultations” with the first district folks.

“Abala ako sa pag-iikot sa mga barangays ng first district. Holding consultations to know their problems and then resolve it with the help of Governor Tamayo,” Barroso said.

Barroso said there’s really a need to stream inside the communities to know what they want.

“Kailangan talaga na pumasok sa mga komunidad at kausapin ang mga tao kung ano ang kanilang mga problema at ano ang gusto nilang mga solusyon sa kanilang mga problema,” Barroso said. (RAMIL H. BAJO)

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