MANILA, Aug 17 (Mabuhay) — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Tuesday called on the country’s vice governors to help his administration bring change and development to the country.

The Chief Executive issued the call during the oath-taking of the officers of the League of Vice Governors of the Philippines (LGVP) at Malacañang Palace.

“Dalangin ko na ang bawat isa ay makikipagtulungan sa ating administrasyon upang makamit ang pagbabagong hangad natin para sa bansa,” Marcos said on his Facebook account.

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

“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,” he said.

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

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

During the meeting, Marcos stressed the importance of close coordination between local officials and the national government 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. (MNS)