DAGUPAN CITY – Punong Barangay Dean Bryan Kua of Pogo Chico is now the new president of the Liga ng mga Barangay – Dagupan Chapter, following the the induction of the newly-elected officers of the league at the City Museum on July 30.

The ceremony was facilitated by the Department of Interior and Local Government as headed by its City Director Melinda Buada.

Liga President Bryan Kua is joined by Vice-President and former Liga President Punong Barangay Marcelino Fernandez of Lucao and Liga Auditor Punong Barangay Julita Perez of Pantal.

Joining them are Punong Barangay Teresa Coquia of Caranglaan, Punong Barangay Helen Fermill of Tebeng, Punong Barangay Samuel Guadiz of Mayombo, Punong Barangay Joseph Maramba of Bonuan Boquig, Punong Barangay Nancy Morris of Bolosan, Punong Barangay Herminigildo Rosal of Barangay I, Punong Barangay Gregorio Taminaya of Bacayao Sur and Punong Barangay Nestor Victorio of Pugaro as members of the board of directors.

The Liga ng mga Barangay – Dagupan Chapter’s duties consist of giving priority to programs designed for the total development of barangays, promote united and concerted action as well as promote the social, economic and political well-being of the barangays and many more.

Mayor Belen T. Fernandez lauded the new Liga president for already pushing for plans and initiatives for the enhancement of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) programs in all barangays in the city.

Fernandez noted the timeliness of Kua’s initiatives, with Dagupan being one of the cities greatly affected by torrential rains and extreme flooding in the past few weeks.

“Our city has our own Quick-Response Team working cohesively during times of calamities and disasters. That’s why when our new ABC (Liga) President already proposed a reorientation and reorganization of DRRM Councils in every barangay, I immediately approved.” said Fernandez.

Fernandez also expressed hope that the new Liga members will regularly meet with the city’s department heads in order to improve the efficiency and to expand the city’s services in every barangay.

Aside from performing the duties of a Barangay Chairman and Liga President, Hon. Dean Bryan Kua will now serve as ex-officio member of the Sangguniang Panglungsod (SP). He will chair the Committee on Barangay Affairs. (Verdelle De Vera/CIO)