TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte (PIA) - The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Thursday (June 20) presided over the early turnover of the provincial government of Davao del Norte from outgoing Governor Anthony G. Del Rosario to Governor-elect Edwin I. Jubahib.
In his brief talk before the signing of turnover papers, DILG Davao del Norte Provincial Director Abito Bernasor explained that the formal turnover rites ahead of June 30 provided sufficient time to the incoming administration "to verify, clarify and ask questions" as part of the transition process.
"His time has come, so he must be relieved of his accountability and responsibility so that (by) the time he turns over all the accountabilities and responsibilities, he must have ensured that everything is complete and in good condition," Bernasor said.
Despite the early turnover, the new set of provincial officials will formally take office and run the provincial government after taking oath of office on June 30, the DILG explained.
Before the turnover, DILG's Jeannette J. Palmera presented the 2018 Governance Report based on indicators of the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) that included financial administration, disaster preparedness, social protection, peace and order, business friendliness and competitiveness, environmental management, and tourism, culture and the arts.
The provincial government had passed the DILG assessment.
Present during the turnover were Vice Governor-elect Rey T. Uy, outgoing Senior Board Member Rodolfo del Rosario Jr., Board Member Hernanie Duco, Board Member Francisco Remitar and ex-officio Board Member Dindo Parangan.
Incoming provincial administrator Josie Jean Rabanos headed the transition team for the incoming administration. The event was also witnessed by department heads led by outgoing Provincial Administrator Sammy Sanchez. (PIA XI)