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Lagman formally gets BWD board seat

HE IS IN. Engineer Eliseo Lagman, left, has formally assumed a seat at the Baguio Water District board this week and after more than two months on an acting capacity after his father and late board member Felino died in October last year. Mayor Benjamin Magalong, right, formally appointed him in November last year. PML

The Baguio Waters District has welcomed it’s not so latest director at the start of the year with engineer Eliseo Lagman finally made an official member of its five member Board. After more than two months in an acting capacity, Lagman became the official representative of the professional sector on New Year’s Day. Lagman served the last two months of his father’s, Felino, six year term who died in October last year. Mayor Benjamin Magalong in November last year said that he officially appointed the younger Lagman as recommended by the BWD selection committee and deemed his capable to replace the late director and represent the said sector.

The younger Lagman was the only applicant to submit all the needed requirement for the position, a big shoes he has to fill. “It will be a tall task but I will do my best,” he said as he admitted that he is still trying to learn the ropes especially technical matters that will make him an effective decision maker for the district. He also referred to his late father, one of the best loved district director. In appointing Lagman, Magalong said: “I have confidence in the choice of the BWD selection committee.” Lagman is the second Apache member in the five seat board. He joins newly appointed Apache chief Jonathan Vergara in the board with the latter serving as a representative of the civic organization and the all Baguio boys club nominating him for the post.

Other members of the board are chair Renato Rondez (education), Kenneth So (business) and long time women’s representative Sonia Dao-as. Pigeon Lobien

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