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Calapan Mayor Panaligan elected as League of Cities of the Philippines’ secretary general

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Calapan City Mayor Arnan Panaligan has been elected as the new Secretary General of the League of Cities of the Philippines.

Mayor Panaligan vowed to do his best to carry out the “heavy responsibility” of his new position.

“I thank my fellow City Mayors for electing me as Secretary General of the League of Cities of the Philippines, the official organization of cities in the Philippines,” Panaligan said.

“It is a high position that carries a heavy responsibility.”

As Secretary General, the Calapan City Mayor said he will run the affairs of the League and its Secretariat.

“Together with the other officers of the National Executive Board of the League, I am expected to promote and advance the interests of Philippine cities as engines of national development,” he said.

“It is in our cities where jobs and investments are generated, health care and higher education provided and other major economic activities that impact on our country’s development are carried out.”

Panaligan noted that we strengthen our cities, we likewise strengthen the nation.

“As an officer of the League of Cities of the Philippines, I will be an advocate of the role of our cities in our nation’s development. Matatag na mga lungsod, Matatag na Republika,” he said.