BREAKING NEWS: Torres appoints Franklin Babauta as Precinct 1 rep


Gov. Ralph DLG. Torres appointed today, Wednesday, former Department of Public Safety official Franklin R. Babauta as representative for Election District 1 to the House of Representatives.

Torres made the appointment after House Speaker Blas Jonathan T. Attao declared a vacancy when Edwin K. Propst resigned as Precinct 1 representative last Oct. 1.

Babauta said he is happy with the appointment and is ready to serve the people.

More details to follow.


Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at
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