Gamay Back In Normal Situation

GAMAY, Northern Samar - Peace and tranquility now prevails in this coastal town after Justice Secretary Leila De Lima came out with a legal opinion setting aside the suspension order issued on Mayor Timoteo Capoquian Jr. by Northern Samar Governor Paul R. Daza.

Capoquian said he feels vindicated with the Justice Secretary's legal opinion questioning the legality of the suspension order against him which had been based on an administrative offense filed with the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Northern Samar and ordered implemented by Governor Daza.

The Gamay mayor said De Lima's legal opinion, dated November 28, is in response to an appeal which he had filed with the Office of the President.

"Our town is now back in normal operation after Justice Secretary De Lima came out with the legal opinion sustaining our legal claim that the execution of the decision to suspend me as the town mayor will not take effect and I am happy that all have been clarified," Capoquian said.

He said he had already released the Christmas benefits and salaries of the town's employees and the operation of the municipality is now back to normal.

Capoquian also said the Provincial Director of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Catarman, Northern Samar has asked the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP), Catarman Branch to recognize him as Gamay town's executive.

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