By: Felipe V. Celino
ROXAS CITY, Capiz – The town of Sapian, Capiz has new vice mayor following the untimely death of Vice Mayor Cris Marcelino Obordo due to cardiac arrest in Iloilo City on April 6, 2018.
On April 10, Sapian Mayor Arthur John Binas administered the oath of senior Sangguniang Bayan (SB) member Ralph Odrunia as the new vice mayor of the town.
Under Section 44 of the Local Government Code, the first incumbent SB member will automatically assume as the vice mayor in case of a permanent vacancy in the vice mayoral post.
Odrunia is a former three-term vice mayor of Sapian before winning a seat in the SB in 2016.
Obordo, 46, was attending a seminar at Smallvile 21 Hotel in Iloilo City initiated by the Department of Health (DOH) for municipal officials when he suddenly collapsed. He was declared dead on arrival at the Iloilo Doctors’ Hospital.
Obordo is survived by his wife Mary.