Aliping Swears in Mother Lily to City Council
May 9, 2015
LILIA “Mother Lily” Yaranon was sworn into office as the 12th member of the Baguio City Council in a simple ceremony before Baguio Rep. Nicasio M. Aliping Jr. at a Baguio hotel Thursday (May 7).
Yaranon, wife of former La Union Regional Trial Court judge and Baguio mayor Braulio Yaranon, and a three term Baguio City councilor, was appointed by President Benigno Aquino III last April 21, 2015 to replace Edison Bilog, who in turn automatically assumed the office of vice mayor of Baguio when former vice mayor Daniel Farinas died.
Yaranon thanked Rep. Aliping for supporting and facilitating her appointment saying, “I will never forget [Rep.] Aliping for my return to the [city] council until the end of time.”
She placed 14th in the May 2010 mid-term elections for the 12 man council. Yaranon was appointed being a local Liberal Party member same party as Bilog who caused the vacancy by virtue of his succession to the vice mayor’s office.
Rep. Aliping, the Baguio City chairman of the LP, said “We are thankful to the President for filling the vacancy at the city council. Now the legislative body of the city of Baguio can function fully and the residents of Baguio are fully represented.”
He also thanked the local members of the LP who endorsed Yaranon for the position, specifically Barangay Chairman Van Dicang, Rudy Paraan, Bruce Limmayog, Joseph Cabato, Mike Lawana, Marvin Binay-an and Barangay Chairman Murphy Maspil.
“Without their endorsement, we could not have brought her appointment papers to the DILG (Department of the Interior and Local Governments), and eventually to the attention of President Aquino,” Rep. Aliping stressed.
Her appointment would usher in a stronger LP in Baguio, he added. “An LP working for the progress of Baguio,” Rep. Aliping added.
Last year, there were two LP members who were endorsed to replace Bilog in the city council. They are Yaranon and congressional candidate Marquez Go./Carl C. Taawan