Vice Governor Rene Relampagos who went on an indefinite leave starting February 8 will be back in office on Monday, said administration Provincial Board (PB) Member Ricky Masamayor, dispelling rumors that the province’s second highest-ranking official fell ill and was hospitalized.
According to Masamayor, Relampagos went on a vacation with his family after serving as acting governor for three months starting November last year.
“Nagbakasyon ra intawn ang atong vice governor…kay ang atong pinalanggang governor naa may preventive suspension for three months so siya [Relampagos] ang na acting governor, so for three months siya g’yud to ang mi-tribaho tanan so mao na ingon siya na ‘ako na puy pahuway,” said Masamayor during the Provincial Congress of the Liga ng mga Barangay at the Bohol Tropics Resort in Tagbilaran City on Thursday.
Masamayor debunked rumors that Relampagos fell ill causing his month-long absence.
The provincial legislator warned those who spread false information that they will be reported to the newly formed Bohol Cyber Response Team of the Bohol Provincial Police Office and could face charges.
“Naa nay anti-cybercrime unit ang probinsya. Kanang mag jama-kama ninyo diha sa Facebook pwede ninyo e-ereport sa Camp Dagohoy,” he said.
Relampagos took over as governor after Arthur Yap started to serve his preventive suspension on November 19.
He went on leave on February 8, before Yap’s return, prompting Senior Board Member Victor Balite to take over as acting governor until Yap’s suspension was fully served on February 18. (R. Tutas)