Ebdane ally named Zambales town mayor
An ally of former Public Works Secretary Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. was installed mayor of San Antonio town in Zambales, replacing Romeo Lonzanida, who had been convicted of falsifying public documents.
Lugil Ragadio, the incumbent vice mayor, took his oath of office before Asst. Provincial Prosecutor Jeoffre Falivchao at the Zambales Provincial Hall of Justice.
The provincial prosecutor also installed councilor Imelda Aratea as the new vice mayor and presiding officer of the town council.
Falivchao said the Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of Lonzanida, who remains at large.
Ragadio is running for mayor in the May elections under the Partido ng Mangagawa, which is also fielding Ebdane as gubernatorial bet. Cecille Garcia - manilastandardtoday.com