ILIGAN CITY (27 Mar 2015) - Vice Mayor Ruderic C. Marzo and City Councilor Providencio A. Abragan Jr., took turns in taking their respective oath of office as Acting Mayor of Iligan City and Acting Vice-Mayor, just minutes after the DILG-Region 10 Director Atty. Rene K. Burdeos pasted unto the wall near the gate of the City Hall Building a copy of the the Memorandum from the DILG Undersecretary Austere A. Panadero directing him to cause the implementation of the Decision from the Office of the President against respondent Mayor Celso G. Regencia.
The oath-taking ceremony, which was witnessed by Atty. Burdeos himself, was held at the stage of the ABC Hall in Barangay Pala-o, this City, was administered by RTC Judge Alberto P. Quinto of Regional Trial Court Branch I.
The ceremony was witnessed by the Marzo and Abragan supporters and members of the Liberal Party, some barangay executives and their respective council members.
Also present were former City Legal Officer Tomas O. Cabili, PSSupt. Aurelio Trampe, Deputy Regional Director for Operations of PNP-10 PSSupt Orlando Benas, OIC Iligan City Police Director Anton Abrina, commander of the 4th Mechanized Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army, who informed newsmen their presence was mainly providing security in the area.
Acting City Mayor Marzo announced that he shall be holding office at the ABC Hall staring Monday, March 30, 2015.