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VM Roger Fodra sworn in as Odiongan, Romblon mayor

Aug 31, 2015 @ 2:56

Odiongan, Romblon vice mayor Roger Fodra has been sworn in as the town mayor after the death of Mayor Baltazar “Boy” Firmalo on August 26.

Fodra took his oath of office before Judge Cirilo Maduro Foja of the Municipal Circuit Trial Court, along with Councilor Cocoy Reyes, who has been designated as vice mayor, according to Romblon News Network.

Reyes was the topnotcher councilor in the 2013 election.

Fodra and Reyes were sworn in on August 28, two days after Firmalo’s death.

Firmalo, 66, died of stroke on August 26.

A member of the Liberal Party, Firmalo won his third and last term as municipal mayor in the 2013 elections against Brecio Fajutnao of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).

He was also the cousin of incumbent Romblon Governor Eduardo Firmalo and son of former Odiongan mayor Alfonso Firmalo.

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