CALAMBA CITY, Laguna – Mayor-elect Roseller ‘Ross’ Rizal will take his oath as local chief executive of historic Calamba on our national hero’s birthday on June 19, 2022, at our national hero’s birthday The Rizal Shrine at 8:00 a.m.
Laguna Governor Ramil Hernandez will administer the oath-taking rites with Calamba City Lone District Representative-elect Cha Hernandez, Vice Mayor-elect Totie Lazaro, and councilors.
Mayor Ross Rizal succeeded three termer Mayor Timmy Chipeco as 3rd City Mayor after it was converted into a component city in 2001.
On May 9, 2022 elections, Team Calamba for Change (Calambago) of Mayor-elect Ross Rizal “ended” the political reign of the Chipeco family in the city after he garnered 116,775 votes against Councilor Joey Chipeco’s 78,325 votes. The councilor is the son of Cong. Joaquin ‘Jun’ Chipeco Jr.
Calamba City Councilor Cha Hernandez also beat outgoing Mayor Timmy Chipeco as representative for Calamba’s lone legislative district. Hernandez garnered 113,130 votes, while Chipeco had 105,723 votes.
In the vice mayoral race, Team Calambago’s Totie Lazaro defeated Chipeco’s running mate Councilor Rajay Lajara.
Lazaro, son of former governor Ning Ning Lazaro, prevailed with 126,445 votes vs. 100,155 votes for Lajara.
Mayor Rizal, a scion of National Hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal, vowed to carry out reforms in the local government, including social services, health care programs, education, likelihood, agriculture, housing, and infrastructure projects.
Calamba City is also known for its famous ‘Banga’ or clay pot and the historic St. John the Baptist Church, including the Rizal Shrine, and as the “Spring Resort Capital of the Philippines”.