OFFICE OF SOCIAL AFFAIRS
Janet S. Panuelo was sworn into office on June 20, 2012, as
the Administrator of the Office of Social Affairs for Pohnpei State by Governor
John Ehsa in the AG’s Conference Room, Peilapalap, Kolonia, Pohnpei.
present to witness the oath of office included the Lt. Governor, Hon. Marcello
Peterson; Chief of Staff, Mr. Vallerio Hallens; the Governor’s cabinet members;
Congressman David Panuelo, her husband; the Social Affairs Office staff; family
members and friends.
A prayer from Reverend Oliver Johnny, Pohnpei State
Election Commissioner, formally opened the program followed by remarks from
In his remarks, Governor Ehsa thanked Mrs. Panuelo for
accepting the nomination and further thanked the 8th Pohnpei
Legislature for their unanimous support, as reflected in the confirmation of the
Governor Ehsa further acknowledged the support of the
cabinet members and the Social Affairs Staff in keeping up with the office work
up to this point.
After the remark, Mrs. Panuelo took the oath of office.
The oath of office was administered by Governor Ehsa while Senator David
Panuelo held the Bible for the new Administrator.
Part of the pledge revisited upholding the Constitution of
the Pohnpei State Government and
protecting the Culture and Tradition.
The ceremony ended with expressions of congratulations from
those present, which Mr. Heinrick Stevenson translated into Pohnpeian as “Soko
Kowe”. Light refreshments, prepared by the Social Affairs staff, were served to
all those present.
Though short, the program was widely spread.
It was prerecorded for broadcasting purposes, both video and audio.
Mrs. Janet Panuelo was Special Assistant to Governor on
Social Affairs from July 2011 to February 2012, when the contract ceased, along
with the other cabinets members during the transition period.
Now she is back as the Administrator after the 8th Legislature
confirmed her nomination last month.
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