Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia was inducted deputy secretary-general for the Visayas of the League of Cities of the Philippines during its 63rd General Assembly at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ortigas Friday, a City Hall press release said yesterday.
Two mayors from Negros Occidental were also inducted: Himamaylan, City Mayor Agustin Ernesto Bascon as regional representative for Negros Island Region, and Cadiz City Mayor Patrick Escalante as focal person for health.
Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo was inducted vice chairman.
Inducted national president was Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, chairman - Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano, and secretary-general - Balanga (Bataan) Mayor Francis Garcia.
This is now Leonardia's fifth term as mayor, and all the time he had been mayor, he was a member of the LCP national board holding various positions: executive vice president in 2010, vice chairman in 2007, deputy secretary-general for the Visayas in 2004, and vice president for the Visayas in 1995, the press release said.
The LCP is a formal organization of all the cities in the Philippines. Presently, 145 cities are part of this organization.
Its creation is mandated by Section 499 of Republic Act 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991, for the primary purpose of ventilating, articulating, and crystallizing issues affecting city government administration, and securing solutions through proper and legal means.*
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