Duterte appoints Valesco to Zamboanga City council


ZAMBOANGA CITY — President Rodrigo R. Duterte has officially appointed former City Councilor Rogelio Valesco to seat as a new member of the Sangguniang Panlungsod.

Valesco, whose appointment the President signed on February 15, will serve the unfinished term of former councilor and now Tourism Assistant Secretary Myra Paz Abubakar.

Councilor Miguel Alavar III, Labang ng Demokratikong Pilipino (LDP) city chairperson, on Monday said the appointment of Valesco is a welcome development as the City Council “is currently addressing crucial and important issues.”

Valesco, who took his oath of office on February 21 before (1st District) Rep. Celso Lobregat, has expressed his gratitude to President Duterte for the trust given him and appointment as city councilor.

Valesco will attend his first session on March 5, the first Tuesday of the month.

Valesco is seen as a seasoned local legislator having served as city council member for three consecutive terms from 2007 to 2016.

Abubakar was appointed by Duterte last year as tourism regional director and later as assistant secretary of the Department of Tourism.(PNA)