July 1st, 2019, Monday, the new set of municipal officials had their first flag raising ceremony together with the municipal employees. The duly elected mayor is the first ever lady mayor in Bauang, La Union after decades of being patriarchal.

The duly elected Vice Mayor Henry Bacurnay, given his message and emphasize that in the Legislative branch, they will craft policies that will uphold the rule of law, further, he said that the new set of Sangguniang Bayan will govern with justice.

He stated that “Service transcends partisan politics” which will make everyone work for the benefit of the municipality.

The first ever lady mayor made her first speech in front of the municipal employees, she accentuated that change will take place. Considering that she is a doctor; she works 24/7, the demands of her work had been her routine and she wants everyone to work.

“Don’t let change scare us. What is scarier is that we allow fear to stop us from growing, from evolving, from progressing…the secret of change is to focus on energy not on fighting the old but on beginning the new. Change must start within ourselves”.

Bauang had male Local Chief Executives for decades, a lot of changes will transpire. As a doctor by profession, Mayor Menchie Lomboy-De Guzman eyes for health services and will push to provide it to every home because for her, health encompasses everything.

She wants discipline to be inculcated to every municipal employee and give service that is due for the townspeople. Customer satisfaction is one of her targets.

Lastly, she asked everyone for their cooperation and must always love their job for it is service that they are rendering for the love of Bauang.