His decision not to run for re-election paved the way for Hon. Gelacio P. Gementiza, Mayor of Tagum City to run for governor of Davao del Norte.
landslide victory gave him a new mandate to head as the governor of the Province of Davao del Norte
The centerpiece program of government of Governor Gementiza is the social services development and peace and order stability of Davao del Norte.
inaugural address he
pledged to continue the implementation of on-going programs and projects geared towards attaining poverty alleviation through the MBN approach.