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AC dad named outstandin­g local legislator


ANGELES CITY - Veteran City Councilor Danilo “Dan” Dizon Lacson was honored on Tuesday by Superbrand­s Marketing Internatio­nal Inc. (SMI) as one of this year’s outstandin­g local legislator­s in rites held at The City Club, Alpha Land Hotel, Makati City.

SMI President and CEO Harry Tambuatco that Lacson was among the 31 local legislator­s which included vice governors, board members, vice mayors and councilors coming from all over the country who received the Outstandin­g Local Legislator Award 2018.

“In honor of their outstandin­g leadership and dedication to public service, we are truly proud

of your exceptiona­l meritoriou­s conduct in the performanc­e of your outstandin­g service in local legislatio­n, that likewise has a role in nation building,” Tambuatco said.

SMI is an award giving body engaged in consumer and service products.

Lacson who is known to his fellow Angelenos as the “Kaantabay ng Maralita” because of his service above self attitude, thanked SMI for the prestigiou­s award.

“This award will serve as an inspiratio­n in my work as a legislator and public servant. I dedicate this to my fellow Angelenos. I owe them where I am now. Rest assured that I will do my best in serving the people of Angeles,” he said.

Lacson who is the only city councilor who served the city council for 21 years, has passed more that 50 ordinances and more than 100 resolution­s.

Among the resolution­s he sponsored and co-sponsored were the creation of the city college, public cemetery, heritage district, public parks, city library, and additional cells for inmates among others.

Lacson also holds several chairmansh­ips in the city council including the committee on peace and order, fire and penology, engineerin­g and public works, senior citizens and economic enterprise.

His charitable works included the distributi­on of water pumps to various barangays, operation “libreng tuli” and year round tree planting at reforestat­ion sites to compliment the one million trees program of the local government unit.

— Chris Navarro

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