Nunungan Municipal Mayor Marcos Mamay joined the 2021 Regional Planning of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) at the SMX Convention Center, Lanang, Davao City, December 7, 2021.
The event paved the way to bringing the local urban governance agenda to the forefront of the country’s development strategies.
Mayors from the different areas of Mindanao gathered to discuss topics to harness the potential of the local government units in addressing situations such as the coronavirus pandemic.
Vice presidential aspirant and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and Presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr., were present during the said event.
In her talk during Mayor Sara said that a stronger local autonomy is a viable tool to harness the potential of the local government units in addressing situations such as the coronavirus pandemic.
“I have personally seen the value and the benefits of strengthening local autonomy, especially now at the age of COVID-19. Our local government units need the financial stability and operational capacity to sufficiently respond to crises without sacrificing funding for priority programs and projects. I joined the League of Municipalities of the Philippines in the call to push for income reclassification of municipalities,” she said.
Mayor Mamay agreed to the statement of Mayor Sara that no municipality should be left behind in the national agenda for peace and progress.
“We all have a common purpose of building a stronger nation so that the Filipino people may enjoy stability, security, and a prosperous way of life. I am hoping for a strong relationship with my fellow leaders,” Mayor Mamay said.