By Niño Luces
DARAGA, Albay – Vice Mayor Victor Perete is set to assume the post of mayor here, following an order from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) regional office to replace detained Mayor Carlwyn ‘Awin’ Baldo due to his temporary incapacity to perform duties and responsibilities as chief executive.
The order mandating the Succession to the Office of the Mayor” dated January 25, 2019 was received around 6 p.m. by Perete. He has to replace Baldo within 48 hours.
The order stated that the DILG Bicol was being directed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) regional office here to implement the rule of succession in the municipality of Daraga as embodied under Section 46(a) of the Local Government Code.