Currimao town in Ilocos Norte stands to lose two of its councilors after they resigned from their posts, Vice Mayor Charles Anthony Lazo said.
Lazo said Sangguniang Bayan members Demetrio Quitoriano Sr. and Ricardo Pascua sent separate letters addressed to the presiding officer about their quitting.
Quitoriano and Pascua were absent from the recent out-of-town session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan in Currimao town.
“This is our first time to encounter such, so we have yet to consult authorities on what is best to do,” Lazo said.
He said Quitoriano, a second-termer, cited health reasons for resigning, while Pascua, now on his third and final term, is relocating with his family to Manila.
But he said the town council will not act on the resignation of the two councilors until its next session.
On the other hand, there have been speculations the resignation of the two stemmed from pressure from the administration of Mayor Gladys Go Que.
Que reportedly wants to withdraw a 2016 resolution endorsing a 15-hectare reclamation project of the privately-owned Omnico Port in Currimao town, which the local government unit earlier approved.
Omnico Port applied for a permit with the Currimao government last January but its application has been pending since then.