TACLOBAN CITY– Interior secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr is now an adopted son of Leyte.
Senior provincial board member Carlo Loreto said he personally informed Abalos on this matter during his visit in the province on Wednesday (Feb. 8).

Loreto, who is from the fifth district of the province, disclosed that a resolution to this effect was unanimously approved by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan members during their regular session Tuesday (Feb.7).

They cited Abalos’ excellent performance as Secretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) as well as his clear visions for the department.

“I think he has the traits, religious, family man, and sincerity and these traits are worthy of emulation for all the people of Leyte,” Loreto said.

He added that the move is with the hope that it will translate with more services although he stressed that the Secretary does not need it because people can really see that he is performing well in his role as head of the agency.

Loreto said that Abalos was happy with the declaration and thanked the people of Leyte.
Abalos was the guest of honor in the regional roll out of the government’s anti-drug campaign dubbed as “Buhay Ingatan, Droga’y Ayawan’ held at the convention center in Palo.