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Paolo Duterte’s replacement is an opthalmologist

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The replacement of resigned Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte is ready to takecharge as the second top leader of the city.

Councilor Bernard Al-ag, the acting Vice Mayor after VM Duterte took a leave of absence following the announcement of his resignation last December 25, is expected to sit as the new vice mayor based on succession rules although this has yet to be confirmed by the Commission on Elections and the Department of Interior and Local Government.

The presidential son is officially resigned after President Rodrigo Duterte accepted his resignation last Friday.

Al-ag, the city council majority floor leader., said he was familiar with how a VM worked because he was always takes over every time Paolo takes a leave.

Al-ag, an ophthalmologist, said he was sad with the former vice mayor’s resignation.

When the former vice mayor expressed his resignation last December 25, he said, he and the councilors were shocked by the decision.

“Although we did not agree with his decision on his resignation we still respect it,” he said.

Al-ag said the city council would sypport the 10-point agenda of Mayor Sara Duterte.

“I assure the public that the city council will work hand-in-hand with the mayor to serve the people. Right now we are trying to regroup,” he said.

On Tuesday’s session, Al-ag said the city council would take up first the unfinished business in 2017.

One of the agenda is the proposal to give tax incentives to businessmen who will build a parking building.

Al-ag said this proposal would give a five-year exemption from the local taxes to the people who would venture into this kind business. (PNA)