EdPam is ULAP’s EVP

Sun.Star Pampanga - - OPINOIOPNINION -

The word “cham­pion” is of­ten heard in com­pe­ti­tions, tour­na­ments and con­tests, re­fer­ring to a win­ner or ti­tle­holder. To use the term as a verb is syn­ony­mous with the words up­hold, de­fend, and pa­tron­ize. But to sim­ply de­scribe this unit of language, it is tan­ta­mount with best, ex­cel­lent, and su­per.

How­ever it is prefer­ably used, it seemed like An­ge­les City Mayor Edgardo Pam­intuan had pressed all the ap­pro­pri­ate but­tons and con­forms to all the mean­ings of the word “cham­pion.” Be­ing un­de­feated in may­oralty race, he suc­cess­fully con­quered his third term over via land­slide vic­tory against a movie ac­tor and a sen­a­tor.

As a world-class leader (still one and the same with cham­pion), he’s elected as the pres­i­dent of League of Cities of the Philip­pines, suc­ceed­ing for­mer movie star and Que­zon City Mayor Her­bert Bautista.

A vic­tor! He was ap­pointed by the pres­i­dent of the Philip­pines to chair the Re­gional De­vel­op­ment Coun­cil in the whole Cen­tral Lu­zon – a rare feat for a mayor to head the high­est plan­ning and pol­icy-mak­ing body in the 7 prov­inces of Re­gion 3.

A champ! The 4time Su­per­brands’ Most Out­stand­ing Mayor from Barangay Pu­lung­bulu has been elected as the Ex­ec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent of the Union of Lo­cal Au­thor­i­ties of the Philip­pines or ULAP. An­tecedent to its for­ma­tion, ULAP was dubbed as the “League of Leagues” which fo­cused on its role for the lo­cal gov­ern­ments to lobby and flour­ish the Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Code.

The main ob­jec­tive of ULAP is to unite all mem­ber leagues namely League of Prov­inces of the Philip­pines, League of Cities of the Philip­pines, League of Mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties of the Philip­pines, Liga ng mga Barangay, League of Vice Gov­er­nors of the Philip­pines, Vice May­ors League of the Philip­pines, Pro­vin­cial Board Mem­bers League of the Philip­pines, Philip­pine Coun­cilors League, Lady Lo­cal Leg­is­la­tors League, and Na­tional Move­ment of Young Leg­is­la­tors, and en­hance their part­ner­ship with all stake­hold­ers to at­tain lo­cal gen­uine au­ton­omy for all the lo­cal gov­ern­ment units.

A nu­mero uno, the ULAP’s new EVP would like to en­sure the ef­fi­cient de­liv­ery of ba­sic ser­vices to lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties for au­then­tic bu­reau­cracy. The 5-time city mayor of An­ge­les pro­motes a strate­gic bot­tomup ap­proach in gover­nance, for the na­tional gov­ern­ment to sup­port the LGUs in or­der to at­tain the much needed projects and de­vel­op­ments on a uniquely particular com­mu­nity. Pam­intuan be­lieves that a strong co­or­di­na­tion be­tween the na­tional and lo­cal gov­ern­ment must be ex­e­cuted in or­der to ob­tain in­clu­sive growth.

After ac­quir­ing new po­si­tion in ULAP, Mayor EdPam has cer­tainly reached a new high in his reper­toire of dis­tinc­tive ac­com­plish­ments in his ca­reer in pub­lic ser v i ce.

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