Muntinlupa's mayor-elect Biazon, congressman-elect Fresnedi prepare for transition

Published May 26, 2022, 3:36 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

Muntinlupa’s mayor-elect and outgoing Ruffy Biazon, and congressman-elect and outgoing Mayor Jaime Fresnedi are preparing for their new roles through a transition of power.

The two will assume office on June 30 and a transition committee has been created at the Muntinlupa City government to turn over all documents to Biazon.

(Left) Outgoing Muntinlupa Rep. Ruffy Biazon (center) with City Administrator Allan Cachuela and Gary Llamas during a tour of the House of Representatives, and (right) outgoing Mayor Jaime Fresnedi during a transition team meeting at the Muntinlupa City Hall (Photos from A. Templa, Muntinlupa PIO)

“Ito pong transition committee dahil kinakailangan natin na mai-turn over ng maayos ang mga dokumento, ang mga programa, ang mga financial situations ng ating lungsod sa susunod na mamamahala ng ating lungsod (This transition committee [is needed] because we need to orderly turn over all documents, all programs, all the financial situations of our city to the next [person] who will manage our city),” said Fresnedi during the weekly flag-raising ceremony at the city hall.

He added, “Inaasahan ko po na ang lahat ng dokumento ay nakahanda, ang lahat ng mga programa ay nakahanda para po sa preliminary discussions with the incoming administration (I am expecting that all documents are ready, all programs are ready for the preliminary discussions with the incoming administration).”

The city government’s different clusters including social (health, peace and order, education, and social welfare), economic, infrastructure, and environmental protection are submitting reports for the incoming administration.

This will be the first time for Biazon and Fresnedi to assume new positions after their entire team won in the May 9 elections. They were proclaimed on May 10.

For Fresnedi, who will be Muntinlupa’s next congressman, Biazon toured Muntinlupa City Administrator Allan Cachuela and Gary Llamas at the House of Representatives.

Biazon was first elected as Muntinlupa congressman in 2001 and was reelected in 2004 and 2007. He won again in 2016 and 2019.

After his proclamation, Biazon told Manila Bulletin that he is excited to serve as the new mayor of Muntinlupa “because it is a new opportunity to do some accomplishments.”

Fresnedi was first elected as vice mayor 1988, a position he held until 1998. He ran for mayor in 1998 and won, and finished three terms. He came back as mayor in 2013 and was reelected in 2016 and 2019.

“This is a new mandate given to me by the people and I will try my very best to represent the City of Muntinlupa in the Lower House,” said Fresnedi.