BONTOC, Mountain Province – Tadian Mayor Constito Masweng was unanimously chosen by his fellow municipal mayors as the new president of the League of Municipalities (LMP) Mountain Province chapter for the present term.
Masweng is on his 2nd term as local chief executive of Tadian after he was given a fresh mandate by his constituents in the May 2022 elections. He completed his first full term as municipal mayor from 2001-2010.
Mayor Jerome Tudlong, Jr. of this capital town was chosen as the vice president of the organization while first-term Besao Mayor Bryne O. Bacwaden was selected as the group’s Secretary-General.
Further, Further, Sadanga mayor Adolf Ganggangan is the organization’s auditor while Bauko Mayor Randy Awisan is the group’ treasurer.
Chosen as the group’s Public Relations Officer is Barlig Mayor Clark Ngaya while the members of the LMP Mountain Province Board of Directors are Natonin Mayor Jose Agagon, Sagada Mayor Felicito Dula, Sabangan Mayor Marcial Lawilao, Jr. and Acting Paracelis mayor Jarma Rafael.
Mayor Masweng expressed his gratitude to his colleagues for giving utmost recognition and respect to the seniority rule which had been observed in the selection of the new set of officers of the LMP Mountain Province chapter.
He assured his colleagues he will strive to establish appropriate networks and linkages with concerned government agencies and the private sector so that they can access the resources to help in the progress and development of their municipalities.
According to him, all the province’s towns need substantial funds to implement high impact development projects that will contribute in generating jobs and improving economic activities and sources of livelihood to allow growth and development in the rural communities.
Masweng emphasized that the LMP Mountain Province will work hard to foster harmonious working relationships with various government agencies and the private sector to bring the needed development in their respective areas of jurisdiction.
One of the major thrusts of the municipal governments is to spur economic growth to entice investors to establish business activities in the different localities to create jobs for qualified residents.
Masweng emphasized that provincial and municipal officials will have to work double time to beef up programs, projects and activities in making the province a worthy place to invest, study, work and do business.
Moreover, he stipulated that making the province and the municipalities a good place to invest will translate to the development that people would like to see happen.