Victorias City Councilor Derek Palanca was elected unopposed as provincial chairman of the National Movement of Young Legislators (NMYL) Negros Occidental, during the simultaneous provincial and regional elections for Region VI at Acacia Hotel in Bacolod City Wednesday, Oct. 5.
Other elected officers of the NMYL Negros Occidental Chapter are Himamaylan Vice Mayor Justin Gatuslao as vice chair, Talisay Councilor Carl Lizares – secretary general, Bago Councilor Vicoy Javellana – assistant secretary general, San Enrique Councilor Kirk Debulgado – treasurer, Cadiz Councilor Lalen Lamis – assistant treasurer, Hinobaan Councilor Jason Tupas – public relations officer, and La Carlota Councilor Baste Benedicto – auditor.
The members of the Board of Directors are Cadiz Councilor Vincent Escalante, San Enrique Councilor Kerwyn Guillon, Isabela Vice Mayor JM Montilla, Bago Councilor Patrick Torres, Moises Padilla Councilor Dowen Ogatis, Talisay Councilor Gab Villacin, and San Enrique Councilor Jiff Tubillara.
“I thank our newly-elected officers and our fellow young legislators of Negros Occidental for the trust and confidence they have given to me,” Palanca, the number one councilor of Victorias, said in a post. “Together, we will endeavor an NMYL Chapter where the network among us can offer a source for ‘younger’, idealistic, innovative, and progressive legislation for the benefit of the entire province.”
He also thanked Bacolod City Mayor Alfredo Benitez, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer, Negros Occidental 3rd District Rep. Jose Francisco Benitez, and Board Member Joeben Alonso, “for their much appreciated support and for sponsoring our fellowship night.”
The NMYL is a group of elected local lawmakers in the Philippines, 40 years old and below, who hold elective positions in the legislative branch, such as municipal or city councilor, municipal/city vice mayor, provincial board member, and vice governor, he said.
It unites young legislators to develop committed, strong, and principled leaders among the youth in the legislative branch of government. ||
Victorias City Councilor Derek Palanca was elected unopposed as provincial chairman of the National Movement of Young Legislators Negros Occidental Chapter Oct. 5.