PALO, Leyte- Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla named Edwin Faller as the new provincial president of the Association of Barangay Chairmen in the province, replacing his cousin Margarita Cari who recently died due to a lingering illness. Petilla sworn in Faller, who is from Hilongos, last October 23 and is to sit as ex officio member of the provincial board, representing the provincial association of barangay chairmen. Vice Governor Carlo Loreto and board members Gina Merillo, Mimietta Bagulaya and Alan Ang, provincial director Antonio Caneja of the Department of Interior and Local Government and 29 barangay chairmen of the province also witnessed the simple swearing in ceremony. Faller said that he has a “large shoe” to fill in considering Cari’s commendable performance as president of the ABC for Leyte. The newly-minted board member, however, said that he would do his best to carry out his duty. “I know it will not be easy because with the position, I am serving my own 2,000 barangay constituents, at the same time as ABC president of Hilongos. I am serving 52 barangays and as an ABC chapter president I will be serving 42 municipalities” said Faller. Nolie Cana of Julita town was named as the new vice president of the association. (LIZBETH ANN A. ABELLA)