2017, July 19
Marcos vice mayor Rofel Pambid is now the acting Marcos town mayor following the arrest of his predecessor, Marcos mayor Jessie Ermitanio. Atty. Joseph Apolonio, Department of Interior and Local Government Region I legal officer confirmed this. By law of succession, Messrs. Ermitanio and Pambid took their oath as mayor and vice mayor of Marcos town before Ilocos Norte Vice Governor Eugenio Angelo M. Barba to fill in the vacated position of slain Marcos mayor Arsenio Agustin. But barely a month later, police arrested Mr. Ermitanio in connection with the June 3 killing of Mr. Agustin.