Rizal Calamba City Mayor-elect Roseller Rizal (center), Calamba City Congresswoman-elect Cha Hernandez (right) and Vice Mayor-elect Totie Lazaro during the campaign trail in the city last May 2022. Photo by Dennis Abrina

Chipeco turns over post to Mayor-elect Rizal

June 16, 2022 Dennis Abrina 471 views

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna – Incoming Calamba City Mayor Roseller “Ross” Rizal formally accepted the change of administration of the said locality in a ceremony held on June 13, 2022, at the city hall esplanade.

In the said rites, outgoing Mayor Timmy Chipeco “formally” delegates the duties and responsibilities of being a local chief executive to the incoming administration of Mayor-elect Ross Rizal.

The official term of the newly elected local official here will formally start at 12:01 on June 30, 2022, and before this, Mayor Rizal will take his oath of office.

Rizal is scheduled to be sworn in by a barangay chairman of the said city on June 19, 2022, at the historic Rizal Shrine.

“I would like to thank, commend, and acknowledge the undeniable excellence of his leadership in office. Nine years as our mayor (Mayor Timmy Chipeco) and 9 years as our congressman (Congressman Jun Chipeco). There is no denying the quality and what he calls ‘decisive leadership’, and that is what we have seen,” Mayor-elect Rizal said.

“Buong puso, buong tatag at buong maka-Diyos nating tinatanggap ang kapangyarihan na binigay sa atin, pinakatiwala sa atin ng Panginoon at binigay na responsibilidad ng ating mamamayan bilang susunod na ama ng lungsod. Buong puso ko po ‘yang tinatanggap,” Rizal said.

“Gagawin po natin ang lahat sa ating dakilang layunin na makapaglingkod, makapagbigay ng maayos na pamamahala at makapagbigay ng serbisyo o programa at proyekto na kailangan ng ating mga kababayan.”

Rizal, who is a scion of the national hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal, won the mayoral race during the 2022 National and Local Elections with a total vote of 116,777, while his opponent Councilor Joey Chipeco, brother of the outgoing Mayor Timmy Chipeco got only 78,325 votes and former Laguna Gov. Emilio Ramon “ER” Ejercito with 41,149 votes.

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