Domogan calls for moving on as election fever wanes

BAGUIO CITY – Outgoing Mayor Mauricio Domogan Monday called on citizens here to put behind the excitement and hurt caused by the recently concluded elections and move forward by strengthening the teamwork and cooperation for the good of the city.

"Now that it's all behind us, we move on to continue to contribute for the development of our city that we love so much," Domogan said in his address before city hall officials and employees during the flag-raising ceremonies.

"We hope that the election fever had (waned) so let's not allow bickering and any misunderstanding that we had to keep us from working together and instead make these as a challenge for us to continue to strengthen our teamwork and collaborate as members of the family of this city," he said.

The mayor lauded the peaceful and orderly conduct of the political exercise in the city which he said is attributable to the cooperation between the residents and the law enforcers.

He commended the Baguio City Police Office under Director Police Col. Allen Rae Co for taking the lead in ensuring that no untoward incident marred the polls.

Co said the city had one of the most peaceful and orderly poll exercises in the country and he thanked the community, the local government unit and all stakeholders for making it possible.

Co said there were no incidents of vote-buying or election-related violence in the city albeit there were 62 cases of violations of the liquor ban.

Domogan earlier assured incoming city officials led by Mayor-elect Benjamin Magalong of smooth transition when they assume their posts on June 30. – Aileen P. Refuerzo

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