Theo Zurenuoc

PNC party heavyweights lose seats

Morobe Election Manager Simon Soheke confirmed to Loop PNG a few minutes ago that PNC Party candidates, Mao Zeming (Tewae-Siassi MP) and Theo Zurenuoc (Finschhafen MP) have respectively lost to Dr Kobie Bomareo and Rainbo Paita.

PANGU have now claimed four Open seats in the province, where party leader Sam Basil is also a local MP.  

The defeat will send shockwaves through the PNC camp because Zeming is the deputy party leader and Fisheries Minister in the completed term of Parliament.

And Zurenuoc served his five years as the National Parliament Speaker.

Parliament suspended due to lack of quorum

Speaker Theo Zurenuoc suspended Parliament at 2:30pm because only two Members of Parliament was in the chambers.

Lae MP Loujaya Kouza and Central Governor Kila Haida were the MPs present.

Parliament will resume at 10am tomorrow for the final Sitting of the 9th Parliament before the country goes to the polls.

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Sir Manasupe Zurenuoc's funeral draws dignitaries

Those attended include Governor General Bob Dadae, Prime Minister Peter O'Neill, Finance Minister James Marape,  Governors Francis Potape (Hela) and William Powi (SHP), Opposition strongman and Kevieng MP Ben Micha, Chief Secretary Amb Isaac Lupari and others.

Local MPs include National Speaker and Finschhafen MP Theodore Zurenuoc, Fisheries Minister and Tewai/Siassi MP Mao Zeming, Morobe Governor Kasiga Kelly Naru and Nawaeb  MP Siniwin Singawat.

National Speaker Theo Zurenouc hands over body of late Agiru

Loop PNG’s political and Business Editor FREDDY MOU reports on events after his death at the PIH.  This is the final of the four-part series.

On May 13, 2016, National Parliament Speaker Theodore Zurenuoc handed the body of late governor to the provincial government.

The body was received by the Provincial administrator William Bando and the leaders.

Zurenuoc described the late governor as the prophetic son sent by God to deliver Hela Province.

He said the death of Agiru is a great loss to the people of Hela and the nation as a whole.