MALABON CITY – Malabon City Vice Mayor LenLen Oreta is the acting mayor of this city.
The vice mayor took over the post of his uncle Mayor Canuto “Tito” Oreta who is on leave due to illness.
The younger Oreta, who is first cousin of President Aquino whose late father was the elder brother of ex-Sen. Tessie Aquino-Oreta, the vice mayor’s mother, confirmed that he has assumed the city’s top post.
Asked on the health condition of his uncle, who has been undoubtedly well-loved by most residents and even some political rivals for his kindness and being too caring to them since the time he was Barangay Maysilo chairman and barangay league president for years, acting Mayor Lenlen said he was slowly recovering.
“He is on leave and he is recovering but he needs complete rest,” said the younger Oreta on his ailing uncle.
Mayor (Tito) Oreta has been battling initial stage of cancer as he has been known a smoker for years and has since recovered after he quit smoking until he was reportedly said to have returned to his old habit.
But the mayor was doubly concerned about running the affairs of the city and since his doctors have advised him to get full rest, he decided to turn over the city’s top leadership to him so that the delivery of basic services, among other services, would not be hampered.