General Santos City Mayor Ronnel C. Rivera was re-elected as the Vice-Chairperson of the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) at the 68th General Assembly held at Edsa Shangri-La on July 19, 2019.
The League of Cities of the Philippines is a membership-based organization of all the cities in the Philippines. Its creation and purpose is mandated by Section 499 of the Republic Act 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991 (Wikipedia). It envisions to become a “Leading, Committed and Proactive Local Government League in the Philippines’ whose mission is to “Engage Cities for Unified Voice, Innovation and Excellence in Action” Through the years, LCP’s services have said to evolve from administrative to policy, technical, and programs support.
Every three years, the National Executive Board is elected during the General Assembly. The NEB is the highest policy-making body, composed of 30 voting members. It also has a secretariat jointly supervised by the president and secretary-general (LCP).
Other elected members of the NEB includes the following:
National Chairman: Hon. Edgardo D. Labella, Cebu City
National President: Hon. Evelio R. Leonardia, Bacolod City
Executive Vice President: Hon. Josefina G. Belmonte-Alimurung, Quezon City
Vice President for Luzon: Hon. Francis Anthony S. Garcia, Balanga City
Vice President for Visayas: Hon. Felipe Antonio B. Remollo, Dumaguete City
Vice President for Mindanao: Hon. Sammy S. Co, Pagadian City
Vice President for NCR: Hon. Edwin L. Olivarez, Parañaque City
Secretary-General: Hon. Arnan C. Panaligan, Calapan City
Deputy Secretary-General for Luzon: Hon. Patricia G. Alsua, Ligao City
Deputy Secretary-General for the Visayas: Hon. Nicholas M. Yulo, Bago City
Deputy Secretary-General for Mindanao: Hon. Azucena P. Huervas, Valencia City
Deputy Secretary-General for NCR: Hon. Lino Edgardo S. Cayetano, Taguig City
Treasurer: Hon. Antonio A. Ferrer, General Trias City
Auditor: Hon. Emerson D. Pascual, Gapan City
Public Relations Officer: Hon. Richard I. Gomez, Ormoc City
Deputy P.R.O. for Luzon: Hon. Rolen C. Paulino, Jr., Olongapo City
Deputy P.R.O. for Visayas: Hon. Francis Frederick P. Palanca, Victorias City
Deputy P.R.O. for Mindanao: Hon. Darel Dexter T. Uy, Dipolog City
Deputy P.R.O. for NCR: Hon. Francis Javier M. Zamora, San Juan City
Women's Sector Representative: Hon. Carmelita A. Abalos, Mandaluyong City