As the year 2016 ends, December 29 Thursday night Pantar Mayor Mohammad Exchan G. Limbona was ambushed in Dalipuga, Iligan City. His death sent a ripple into the hearts of the people of Pantar and its municipal employees.
His untimely passing left a permanent vacant position, a job that is both a blessing and a burden which is being the father of the town of Pantar. Vice-Mayor Hadji Rakim U. Alingan will be the next mayor and Sangguniang Bayan member Palagawad A. Macauyag will be the new vice-mayor.
It is in accordance to the “Rule of Succession Republic Act 7160 Chapter II a” that the vice-governor/vice-mayor should take the governor/mayor’s position if the said position is permanently vacant.
Lady Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo inducted Vice-Mayor Hadji Rakim U. Alingan as the new mayor and Sangguniang Bayan member Palagawad A. Macauyag as the new vice-mayor of the town in the Macapagal Training Center January 9, 2017.