2017, June 27
Eight Sangguniang Panlalawigan members declared Rep. Rodolfo C. Fariñas (Ilocos Norte, 1st district) as “persona nongrata.” Officially known Draft Provincial Resolution No. 2017-06- 080, its first reading was on June 27, 2017. At least 10 board members sponsored the measure namely: Mariano Marcos II, Juan Conrado Respicio, Ramon Gaoat, Vicentito Lazo, Da Vinci Crisostomo, James Paul Nalupta, Donald Nicolas, Rogelio Balbag, Domingo Ambrocio Jr. and Paulino Baltazar. Senior board member Matthew Joseph M. Manotoc, son of Ilocos Norte governor Ma. Imelda Josefa “Imee” Marcos; and SP member Ria Christina Fariñas, daughter of the House majority floor leader, was both absent during the 45th regular session of the 10th Sangguniang Panlalawigan.