TARLAC—Newly elected officials in Tarlac province were sworn into office in a ceremony at Diwa ng Tarlac, Bulawagan Kanlahi in Tarlac City on Friday.
Business tycoon and political figure Eduardo "Danding" Cojuangco Jr. attended the inaugural rites, where majority of his party mates in the Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC) won the local race.
"Tapos na po ang halalan, nabilang na ang boto ng taong bayan, magsisimula na po tayong maglingkod sa lalawigan ng Tarlac," the party's chairman emeritus said.
He also joined his son Carlos who was elected unopposed as Tarlac's first district representative.
Meanwhile, reelected Tarlac Gov. Susan Yap stressed NPC's significance to the public.
"A political party that does not touch upon and improve the lives people has no reason to exist," she said.
Yap, who is NPC's provincial head, won the governorship unopposed.
NPC members also won the position for vice governor, provincial board members and district representatives.