Nabunturan, Davao de Oro— It’s a dawn of a new beginning for the golden province in Davao Region as the first lady governor-elect of the Davao de Oro province took oath today (June 30, 2022), at the Nabunturan National Comprehensive High School Gymnasium, Poblacion Nabunturan, Davao de Oro.
Governor Dorothy Montejo-Gonzaga is the first-ever lady governor-elect in Davao de Oro since its separation from Davao del Norte in the year 1998 as an independent province. During the oath-taking and thanksgiving ceremony, Dabawenyos from all-over the province converged at the NCCHS Gymnasium to witness the official ceremony of the new governor along with Congressman Ruwel Peter S. Gonzaga of District II, Vice Governor Tyron Uy, Sangguniang Panlalawigan Board Members, Department Heads and assistants, Municipal Mayors, National Government Agencies, Brgy. Captains and the people of Davao de Oro.
“Ako gyung gihinay-hinay ug pronounce every word of the oath arun musil-sil sa atung alimpatakan ug sa akong huna-huna in the presence of everyone here nga mao gyud na ang buhaton namong mga bag-o ninyong gipili nga opisyales,” said Governor Gonzaga during the oath-taking ceremony reassuring commendable public service for the people of the province. The new governor took her oath before Judge Cresenciana DC-Cruz, the Executive Judge of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) 3.
“We will faithfully defend and promote the constitution at all times,” added Gov. Gonzaga. Unwavering support filled the atmosphere of the whole gymnasium of NNCHS as the people applauded and cheered the new face of governance, a brand that makes government work for the welfare of the people.
A thanksgiving mass was offered first before the official oath taking ceremony, and followed by a turn-over ceremony held at the Executive Building, Provincial Capitol of Davao de Oro. Vice Governor Jayvee Tyron L. Uy officially turned over the governance of the province to Governor Dorothy Montejo Gonzaga. (𝐽. 𝐴𝑏𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑎, 𝑃𝐴𝑂-𝐼𝑃𝑅𝐷 𝐷𝑎𝑣𝑎𝑜 𝑑𝑒 𝑂𝑟𝑜, 𝑝ℎ𝑜𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑦 𝐽. 𝐶𝑎𝑑𝑖𝑧 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝐴. 𝐷𝑎𝑦𝑎𝑜)