Magalong wins as Baguio City mayor

Magalong wins as Baguio City mayor

So there will be another former Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief in the Senate.
With the impending win by former PNP Chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, he will join senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson.
But there is also another former PNP official that made headway in his own political career and that is former Chief of the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) General Benjamin Magalong.

The new mayor of Baguio city, Benjamin Magalong (photo credit to Rappler)

He has dislodged a political kingpin, and in his first try he is now Baguio City’s mayor.
“A breath of fresh air” is the tag line and that is the new mayor would bring to the city of pines.
"The people have a high expectation, so we really have to start hitting the ground," said Magalong in a media interview after the Commission on Elections (Comelec) proclaimed him as the mayoralty winner before midnight on May 13.
"We are so lucky that the clamor of Baguio is change. At the end of the day, we just simply have to deliver results. Rest assured that I won't fail you,” Magalong said. “Right timing. Tamang-tama breath of fresh air. At the end of the day we just simply have to deliver,” he added.
"My only commitment to the people of Baguio is we will strongly and aggressively pursue our strategy and programs to be able to fix the issues affecting Baguio," Magalong said.
The new mayor called on Baguio residents to work together and cooperate with him, saying "there's a lot of things to be done".
"Kung kayang pagtuunan ng pansin ng sabay-sabay bakit hindi. Magtulungan tayo (If we can address all the issue at the same time, why not. Let's work hand in hand)," he said.
He said that as the city's new mayor, he would continue to engage with the different sectors.
"There's no better place to live in for my family than Baguio. I am from Baguio and I will always be a Baguio boy, and I want to give back to the city after serving the nation," he said in a mix of English and Filipino.
General Magalong, was put to the spotlight when he was made to chair the Philippine National Police board of inquiry that probed the case of the 44 fallen members of the Special Action Forces (SAF 44).
 Magalong's final report tagged then-President Benigno “Noynoy”Aquino III of committing lapses during the top-secret operation.

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Report from  PNA

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