(Photo courtesy of PBBM's official Facebook page)

MANILA – President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on Tuesday enjoined the vice governors nationwide to join his administration to bring change and development to the country.

Marcos made the call during the oath-taking of the officers of the League of Vice Governors of the Philippines (LGVP) at Malacañan Palace’s President's Hall.

In a statement posted on his official Facebook page, Marcos acknowledged the vice governors’ role as agents of change.

“Dalangin ko na ang bawat isa ay makikipagtulungan sa ating administrasyon upang makamit ang pagbabagong hangad natin para sa bansa (I pray that each of you will help our administration in bringing change we desire for the country),” Marcos said.

Marcos also thanked the LGVP members for their pledge to be honest public servants.

“Lubos ang ating pasasalamat sa mga bise gobernador na kasapi ng League of Vice Governors of the Philippines na nanumpang sila’y magiging tapat na lingkod-bayan sa mga mamamayan ng kanilang mga probinsya (We are extremely grateful to the vice governors who are members of LGVP for their vow to become an honest public servant in their respective provinces),” he said.

Marcos shared several photos taken during the oath-taking ceremony.

The LGVP is composed of vice governors of the 81 provinces nationwide.

On August 11, Marcos met with members of the League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) and discussed strategies to keep the country’s food supply stable.

During his meeting with LPP, Marcos said the local officials’ improved coordination with the national government is important to ensure food security.

He also stressed the need to lay out plans for the provinces’ cropping schedules, yield, soil problems, and use of fertilizers. (PNA)