A couple of Benguet politikos are divided by the appointment of a non-Cordilleran as Benguet caretaker.
The House of Representatives has named ACT-CIS Rep. Eric Go Yap as Benguet caretaker after the death of Representative Nestor Fongwan Sr last December.
Tublay Mayor Armando Lauro said he is hoping Yap will take good care of the province.
“We would have wanted a local to be the caretaker but we respect Congressman Cayetano’s decision,” Lauro said.
“We hope that he will look after the concerns of the province even if he is not from Benguet,” he added.
Atok Mayor Raymundo Sarac, meanwhile, said a special elections must be held in compliance with the law.