Urdaneta City University became the venue for the 2021 Governor Elections of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines – Central Luzon Region on April 24, 2021 at the University Cafeteria.
Atty. Baby Ruth Torre, current Governor of IBP – Central Luzon, presided the election which was attended by the Central Luzon Chapters namely: Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Tarlac, and Zambales.
Garnering 7-5 votes, Atty. Peter Paul S. Maglalang of IBP – Pampanga Chapter emerged as the winner against fellow nominee, Atty. Winston Ginez, President of Zambales Chapter.
For the first time, the Governor Elections, which happens every two (2) years, was convened in person and virtually. Twelve delegates consisting of Chapter Presidents, Vice Presidents, and representatives from the Central Luzon Region were physically present.
For the breakdown, Bataan had one delegate and Bulacan was represented by three delegates. One delegate attended for Nueva Ecija while two delegates represented Pampanga. The host Chapter Pangasinan had three delegates. Lastly, Tarlac and Zambales had one representative respectively.
Furthermore, five out of seven chapters which include Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, and Zambales, were qualified to nominate for this year’s Governor Election.
Governor-elect Maglalang is set to assume office and represent all Chapters of Central Luzon for all national affairs of IBP on July 1, 2021 until the end of his term in 2023.
The IBP – Central Luzon Region extends its gratitude to UCU and the City Government of Urdaneta helmed by Mayor Julio “Rammy” F. Parayno III, chair of the UCU Board of Regents, for opening its doors for the 2021 Governor Election while strictly adhering to the health protocols currently imposed.
By Mia Angela Royulada