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City Government

Fresh Mandate

By Nelson S. Legacion
Vice Mayor, Naga City

THE election is over and the people have spoken. Through their overwhelming votes, Naguenos have loudly declared “Ipadagos ta po!”.

Surely, the May 9, 2016 election is a landslide victory for sustainable development as, once again, the people’s conviction and hope for a better future is entrusted again to the whole of Team Naga. More than a nod to the Ubos kun Ubos, Gabos kun Gabos tradition initiated by the late Secretary and former Naga City Mayor Jesse Robredo, the fresh mandate given to us is also an affirmation to the continuity of good, people-centered governance and inclusive, equitable economic growth.

Mayor Bongat reports Naga’s gains as he enters to seek his final term

State of Naga

STATE OF NAGA. Mayor John G. Bongat, with the members of the Sangguniang Panglunsod led by its presiding officer, Vice Mayor Nelson Legacion, delivers the State of Our City Report. CEPPIO

By Jose B. Perez

A ROARING economy, flourishing trade and commerce, and laudable performance spurred by best practices in local governance and efficient delivery of services are the indisputable triumphs that the present city leadership under the helm of Mayor John G. Bongat has achieved in its first six years of administration.

Delivering his State of the City Report in Bicol during the Sangguniang Panglunsod’s regular session at the Naga City People’s Hall here last Tuesday (April 26) here, Mayor Bongat recalled that six years have passed since the late Mayor Jesse M. Robredo passed unto him the task of managing a city that is on its march to progress, a city that is on a stable state, and full of promise and potentials.

“I am proud to tell you that my first six years in office as mayor have prepared me enough to serve a third and last term,” the mayor said.

Naga City shows way in managing transport terminal

by Juan Escandor, Inquirer Soutrh Luzon
12:28 AM, March 28, 2016

NAGA CITY—With its good governance practices in place, courtesy of the late Jesse Robredo who served as its mayor for 19 years, Naga City has developed a template of an enterprise to improve local transport service and, at the same time, increase government income.

Florencio Mongoso Jr., city administrator, says the experience of the city government in running the central bus terminal (CBT) may be replicated elsewhere.  “The operation of the CBT is not complicated for a local government to learn but the income that can be derived [from it] is significant to improve the overall income generation [of a town or a city],” he says.

So much has changed since the component city (population: nearly 180,000 as of 2010) took over the management and operation of the government-owned terminal almost two years ago. The facility had been leased out for nine years to a private contractor, FPM Corp., which is owned by Fortunato Mendoza.