Cawaling calls for unity after reelection win

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Malay Mayor-elect Ciceron Cawaling of Aklan province is calling for unity in the aftermath of the midterm polls.

Cawaling, who was ordered dismissed by the Ombudsman last month over Boracay’s environmental problems, urged all stakeholders to work together for the town.

“Kailangan pagtulungan natin na magkaroon ng tamang relasyon ang national at local governments. Kalimutan na natin ang nakalipas, moving forward tayo,” he said.

The politiko said he plans to discuss the ongoing rehabilitation efforts in the tourist destination with national agencies and Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force.

“Kailangan din ang pagkakaisa lalong lalo na ang mga barangay. Mag-oopisina tayong muli sa ating material recovery facility dahil doon ang pinakamalaking problema sa isla,” he added.

The Commission on Elections proclaimed Cawaling, who got 16,277 votes, the winner of the local elections, defeating rivals former mayor John Yap (12,620 votes) and Rodgiet Ranara (1,200 votes).