Abeng Remulla has been designated by the National Unity Party (NUP) as a board member of Cavite’s 7th District, a post which was previously held by his brother Ping Remulla.
The appointment was confirmed by Abeng’s uncle and Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla to GMA News Online.
This came after Ping won the congressional special elections at the same district in February, succeeding his father Boying Remulla.
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Boying had to give up his House seat after he has been appointed as justice secretary. He ran unopposed during the elections in May last year.
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Abeng served as the executive assistant of Boying when his father was Cavite governor from 2016-2019, and the latter’s chief-of-staff in Congress from 2019-2022.
The younger Remulla graduated from the University of the Philippines – Diliman with a degree in public policy.
Cavite’s seventh district covers Trece Martires City and the towns of Amadeo, Indang, and Tanza.
Section 45 (b) of the Local Government Code allows the appointment of a nominee from the same political party as the vacating member in case of a permanent vacancy in the sangguniang panlalawigan (provincial board).
Thumbnail photo from Ping Remulla’s official Facebook page