Angeles City, under the leadership of LCP National President and Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, hosted the League’s 64th National Executive Board Meeting (NEB) on April 24, 2018 at the Royce Hotel in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga.
A total of 42 cities participated during the two-day event where local chief executives and LGU representatives discussed issues affecting city government administration and shared insights on how cities, through the League, can play a more proactive role in building a progressive and inclusive urban agenda.
The event was co-presented by FINTQnologies Corp. (FINTQ), a leader in mobile-first digital financial innovations, and was supported by OneGlobal Development, makers of parks and play spaces, and AllCard, a provider of registration and identification systems.
Highlights from the two-day event include:
Roundtable Discussion (RTD) on Federalism. A high-level open forum where a panel of policy experts provided answers and technical insights to queries raised by city governments with regard to the national government’s federalization program. The RTD was geared towards strengthening the League’s advocacy on federalism by highlighting its benefits for cities. Panelists include Atty. Raul Lambino, Lead Convenor of IConform-Federal Philippines; Dr. Eduardo Araral, Vice Dean (Research) at the LKY School of Public Policy in Singapore; Dir. Noel Bangsal of the Congressional Policy and Budget Research Department; and ASec. Jonathan Malaya of the DILG.
FINTQ’s KasamaKA Program. A campaign that provides access to digital financial services to low income Filipinos in partnership with local governments. The program was presented by Lito Villanueva, Managing Director of FINTQ and KasamaKA Lead Convenor.
Partners Presentation. A segment of the NEB where invited development partners and national government agencies discuss their current and pipeline programs catered to city governments. Invited partners include Kelly Bird, Philippine Country Director of the ADB; Usec. Tim Orbos of the DOTr; and Rely Fajardo of the PAG-IBIG Fund.
LCP Fellowship Night. A networking dinner hosted by Mayor Pamintuan for city mayors and representatives at the NEB.
City Best Practices Tour. A rolling tour held last April 25, 2018 that showcased Angeles City’s best practices in public service delivery and cultural preservation. City tourism officers brought visitors to the following sites: Ospital ning Angeles, the city’s public hospital that boasts of its Renal Care Unit and Intensive Cardiac Care Unit; the City College of Angeles; the Angeles City Heritage District; the Angeles City Memorial Park; and the Angeles City Agyu Tamu Emergency and Disaster Command Center.
Signing of Twin Cities Agreement. After the city tour, the City Council of Angeles, LCP members, and local government officials from other cities witnessed the signing of sister city agreements between Angeles City and the cities of Baguio and Vigan.