Koronadal City—The DILG in South Cotabato warmly welcomes its new provincial director in a turn-over ceremony yesterday.

Aurora Andrea de Pedro, who has served as Local Government Officer in three towns of the province prior to her new assignment, accepted the responsibility which is previously handled by Lailyn Ortiz, who also took the challenged as the officer-in-charge of the Office of the Assistant Regional Director of DILG Region 12.

“Sana maging malakas at matibay ang ating partnership towards achieving excellence in local governance,” de Pedro said in her acceptance speech as she asked for support from the officials of South Cotabato.

Gov. Daisy Avance-Fuentes, who was also present during the installation ceremony, said, “at this time I am very proud of our DILG family. Your work has been appreciated.”

The governor and her team are preparing for a welcome and thank you dinner to de Pedro and Ortiz.

De Pedro also served as the Executive Assistant of the DILG Secretary Mike Sueno for seven months. Her position, however, will be handled by Heidy Agustin, who is the DILG Municipal Officer of Tampakan.