December 9, 2022

City mayors in the country expressed their support to Mayor Benjamin Magalong being the focal mayor for anti-criminality and illegal drugs of the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP).
Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia, LCP national president, sent the statement of support to Magalong lauding his leadership as Covid-19 contact tracing czar by formulating a comprehensive and systematic contact tracing approach.
The LCP president said Magalong’s contact tracing approach empowers various local governments using Baguio City’s innovative ICT solutions.
“Under his clear direction as the city mayor, Baguio City managed to reduce their Covid-19 transmissions consistently. The city was allowed to gradually reopen its local economy while still following health protocols,” Leonardia said in his letter adding this was lauded nationwide as best practice.
The LCP added it is aware of Magalong’s recent involvement in a social gathering wherein lapses in protocols were observed, but the league lauded Magalong’s action after the event when he admitted his lapses, including his wife, which LCP considers an act of humility and integrity.
“We commend his strong commitment to accountability and justice that serves as a beacon of hope to his fellow city mayors and other public servants,” the letter reads. – Jessa Samidan