Regional Representatives



Protecting the interests of cities, the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) is committed to bringing local urban governance agenda at the forefront of the country’s development strategies. As the mandated organization of the Philippine cities, the LCP believes effective change in the national consciousness starts with the primary visions of the local government units.


On July 25, 1987, former President Corazon Aquino issued Executive Order No. 262 that created the League of City Mayors of the Philippines. Then Quezon City Mayor Brigido R. Simon Jr. was elected as its founding president and Lipa City Mayor Ruben L. Umali as the secretary-general.


It was also during that time when local government units – provinces, cities, municipalities, and the barangays – clamoured for genuine reforms. Local chief executives lobbied for a new Local Government Code which granted the national government to only supervise and not control the LGUs.


After years of hard advocacy work, Congress passed the Republic Act 7160, the Local Government Code, on October 10, 1991. Under Section 499, LCP is finally institutionalized for the “primary purpose of ventilating, articulating, and crystallizing issues affecting city government administration...”


The change in nomenclature transformed the character of LCP from an organization of political personalities to a membership-based institution where the cities – and not their political leaders – are accountable entities.


Through the years, LCP’s services have evolved from administrative to policy, technical, and programs support.


The LCP has a national executive board, its highest policy-making body, composed of 30 voting members. It also has a secretariat jointly supervised by the president and secretary-general.


Below are the 2016-2019 Regional Representatives and Focal Mayors:


Regional Representative for CAR

Regional Representatives for Region I Hon. JUAN CARLO S. MEDINA
Regional Representatives for Region II Hon. BERNARD FAUSTINO M. DY
Regional Representatives for Region III Hon. NESTOR L. ALVAREZ
Regional Representatives for NCR Hon. ANTONINO G. CALIXTO
Regional Representatives for Region IV-A Hon. ANTONIO C. HALILI
Regional Representatives for Region IV-B Hon. ARNAN C. PANALIGAN
Regional Representatives for Region V Hon. MADELAINE Y. ALFELOR-GAZMEN
Regional Representatives for Region VI Hon. JESRY T. PALMARES
Regional Representatives for Negros Island
Regional Representatives for Region VII Hon. JOHN GEESNELL L. YAP II
Regional Representatives for Region VIII Hon. NACIONAL V. MERCADO
Regional Representatives for Region IX Hon. BENG G. CLIMACO
Regional Representatives for Region X Hon. PHILIP T. TAN
Regional Representatives for Region XI Hon. AL DAVID T. UY
Regional Representatives for Region XII Hon. PETER B. MIGUEL, M.D.
Regional Representative for CARAGA Hon. ERNESTO T. MATUGAS
Regional Representative for ARMM Hon. ROSITA U. FURIGAY
Women’s Sector Representative Hon. SALLY ANTE-LEE
Focal Mayor for the Sustainable Development Goals
Focal Mayor for Health Hon. PATRICK G. ESCALANTE, M.D.
Focal Mayor for Muslim Affairs Hon. MAJUL USMAN GANDAMRA
Focal Mayor for the Environment, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Hon. NOEL E. ROSAL
Focal Mayor for Housing and Urban Development Hon. ATTY. CHRISTIAN D. NATIVIDAD
Focal Mayor for Education Hon. CIELO KRISEL B. LAGMAN-LUISTRO
Focal Mayor for Infrastructure Development Hon. JOSEPH S. TAN
Focal Mayor for Gender and Development Hon. LINA O. MONTILLA


Earth Hour 2018 Switch-Off Event
March 9, 2018
Uniting millions around the world for climate action, Earth Hour is a testament to our collective power to make real and significant change. It is most successful global campaign of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Earth Hour 2017 was participated by 187 countries and inspired more than 18 million Filipinos to switch off their lights for the planet.
Guangzhou Award for Urban Innovation and WRI Ross Prize for Cities
February 23, 2018
Call for Submissions for the Guangzhou Award for Urban Innovation (Guangzhou Award) and WRI Ross Prize for Cities
Updates on the Executive Session with DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno on 1 March 2018
March 2, 2018
Yesterday, 01 March 2018, LCP had a fruitful dialogue with DBM Secretary Ben Diokno with regard to Local Budget Circular No. 116 which sets the guidelines on the utilization of the P2.5 billion pesos assistance to cities for the public spaces program.
7th Eco Forum 2017: Making Cities More Livable 2nd Series
April 11, 2017
The Bridging Leaders for Sustainable Development (BLSD) and BLSD-Governance and Leadership Institute (BLSD-GLI) in partnership with other stakeholders is inviting LCP member cities to participate in its upcoming 7th Eco Forum 2017 on May 25-27, 2017 at Boracay Eco Village Resort and Convention Center, Boracay, Malay, Aklan.