Vice Governor Emmylou “Lala” Taliňo-Mendoza has vowed to serve the residents of North Cotabato with dedication, integrity and accountability with her assumption as acting governor of North Cotabato.
Mendoza, the former governor, replaces in the meantime Governor Nancy A. Catamco who was suspended by the Sandiganbayan for 90 days in relation to her graft case and two counts of malversation over P5-million fertilizer fund scam.
By operation of law, Mendoza has to assume the governorship in an acting capacity.
The vice governor said she will serve the Office of Governor with the same dedication, integrity and accountability, as she had done for the last nine years under the known brand of “Serbisyong Totoo.”
Senior Board Member Shirlyn D. Macasarte-Villanueva will be assuming the Office of the Governor in the meantime while Mendoza is on leave.