NO STAND-ALONE LGU: Governor, mayors find common ground at LMP meet

League of Municipalities of the Philippines - Iloilo oathtaking led by Mayor Trixie Fernandez as president.

Mayor Trixie Fernandez of San Enrique vowed “to do my best” to work for one LMP (League of Municipalities of the Philippines) Iloilo.

In her oath-taking speech as president of LMP Iloilo Fernandez thanked Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. for the continuing support to the league even as she expressed “hope to transcend political color” among Iloilo mayors.

Partisanship marked the August 3, 2019 election of LMP Iloilo as mayors halved the vote with Fernandez winning over Ajuy Mayor Jett Rojas 20-18.

Gov. Defensor agreed with Mayor Fernandez. “I am looking forward to work with you,” the governor said as he noted that “no town is a stand-alone unit.”

Defensor elaborated on the governance thrusts for a viable waste-to-energy program and a doable landfill project at the town level. He said that proposals for district level sanitary landfill were saddled with problems of social acceptability.

“We worked as one against dengue,” Defensor said as he exhorted the mayors to follow through. /jft

PHOTO (from FB Post, Mayor Raul Banias): Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. at the LMP Iloilo oath-taking of Officers on September 5, 2019, led by Mayor Trixie Fernandez as president.

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