Gov. Nicart went on medical leave

TACLOBAN CITY- Eastern Samar Vice Governor Marcelo Ferdinand Picardal has assumed the post of Governor Conrado Nicart as the latter took a leave of indefinite leave due to health reason.
Picardal, who is serving on his third and last term as vice governor, assumed the post as acting governor August 25.
The acting governor assured the people of Eastern Samar that the temporary change of leadership at the provincial government will not hamper the delivery of basic services, particularly on health.
He said that the Eastern Samar Provincial Hospital, based in Borongan City, will be stuffed with enough supply of medicines to ensure that those who will need them, particularly the poor, could immediately be provided.
As acting governor, Picardal also said that he would also push for further development of the province’s tourism industry and find employment opportunities for those who are looking for jobs.
He also issued a guarantee for all employees of the provincial government that their salaries and benefits will be released on time. (JOEY A. GABIETA)