Hon. Eustaquio P. Bersamin is the governor of the province of Abra (2007 - 2010).
Hon. Eustaquio ‘Takit’ Purugganan Bersamin is the governor of the province of Abra. He won over the former Gov. Vicente Valera in the May 2007 elections. Both belong to the two most powerful political clans in Abra.
Takit, to friends, is a neophyte in politics although he came from a family of politicians. His older brother Luis Bersamin was a congressman when slained in December of 2006. His other brother, Justice Lucas P. Bersamin is in the Court of Appeals.
Included in Governor Takit's foremost programs for his three year term is the restoration of peace and order in order to cleanse Abra’s embarrassing nametag as the ‘killing capital’ in the Cordillera region. This is in support of the national leadership’s policy of condemning cold-blooded murders and other crimes since his eldest brother, then Congressman Luis ‘Chito’ Bersamin was a victim of extra-judicial killing himself.
The Bersamin brothers vowed to get to the bottom of all the killings hin Abra as they recognize this is a way by which the province can contribute to the nation’s effort of ensuring the sustainability of the path to permanent economic growth and stability of the country.
Gov. Takit is also committed to embark on programs that would promote enhanced agricultural production which enables improvement on the living conditions of the farmers.
Bersamin will likewise give importance on the strengthening of the diverse cultures of the Ilocano and Tingguian, continue the unfinished business of his late solon brother to develop the basic physical and social infrastructures vital for Abra’s economic growth and stability, and with the end goal of bringing back the trust and confidence of the people in their political leaders.