All members of Davao del Norte Sangguniang Panlalawigan including Vice Governor Alan Dujali and all department heads in the Capitol are scheduled to go for a two-week four-nation ASEAN tour, that is, from Oct. 1 to 13, 2017.
Board Member Shirley Belen Aala bared that their incoming ASEAN tour was approved by Gov. Anthony del Rosario as part of provincial government’s recognition and full and integrated support to provincial officials “in the making of DavNor provincial government as a best LGU.”
She said the tour would certainly give them valuable insight and educational learning from the countries where they will be touring in- Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam.
However, Board Member Aala would fly again for her long-scheduled private vacation grande in New York a few days after their return from ASEAN tour. She would be on personal vacation from Oct. 17 to Nov. 18, 2017. She said she has already a DILG authority to travel for this.
She’ll go on vacay in New York after serving full two terms and more than a of year on her third term, whose combined periods have been characterized by active and hectic yet fulfilling legislation works and community services of hers.
BM Aala will spend good days and nights with her successful daughters long-residing in New York- physician Chrisley and nurse Nikko Tixia.
For her month of vacation, she’s apparently excited to see places that her loving daughters chose for her to see in a right, much-needed break after a long period of serving the public: NY historic and modern sites, Niagara Falls, Rhode Island of mansions, and many more.
Asked on what awaits for her after her last term as provincial board member or if she’s planning to gun for other elective post, she quipped in jest, she’ll “be byuda de oro.”
But she will “move heaven and earth” to have her son also last-termer Tagum City Councilor Tristan Royce “Bong” Aala become a board member to succeed her. (mindanaosunchronicle.com/Cha Monforte)