Mayor Panaligan welcomes US Embassy’s political affairs unit chief in Calapan City


Calapan City Mayor Arnan Panaligan met with Joshua Morris, Head of the Political Affairs Unit of the United States Embassy in the Philippines.

According to the Mayor’s office, the two discussed “wide range of topics” including the programs of the city government.

“Mr. Morris and Mayor Panaligan had a productive conversation on a wide range of topics concerning the development programs of the City Government, the urban problems facing the city and the initiatives of the City Government to address the same,” said Panaligan’s office.

‘Mayor Panaligan explained to Mr. Morris the potentials of the province of Oriental Mindoro in agriculture, tourism and energy generation,” it added.

Panaligan also talked about the community based drug rehabilitation program of Calapan, as well as the peace and order matters in the city.

“The national and local political situation was likewise touched upon in the course of the meeting,” said Panaligan’s office.

The Mayor also shared his views on the proposed charter change, local autonomy and other national political issues.

Meanwhile, present during the meeting were were City Administrator Atty. Adel Abas, Acting City Planning and Development Officer EnP Joey Benter, City Human Resource Management Officer Roland Punzalan and City Architect Elmer Villas.

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