Domogan's political career turned into skit in tribute program

The three-decade political career of outgoing Mayor Mauricio Domogan was turned into a skit presentation by the department and assistant department heads of the city government during a tribute ceremony on Monday, June 17.

The tribute was initiated by the Association of City Executives (ACEx) led by City Budget Officer Leticia Clemente who said Domogan as the "longest serving mayor" of Baguio.

Domogan served as mayor of the city for 18 years but his political career spanned for more than 30 years having served the city council for one term prior to becoming the city's representative to the House of Congress for nine years.

Clemente said under Domogan's leadership, the city had many innovations "sustaining good public services at all times."

"We have seen the best in local governance from what may be termed as the Domogan lens, proven by numerous awards that the City has received thru him, notably, the Cleanest and Greenest City where the city won in three consecutive years thus attaining its hall of fame status. The Child Friendly City award, Top Ten Next Wave Cities in Information and Communication Technology, Presidential Gawad Pamana Award, Top 20 in the Cities Competitiveness Evaluation, Seal of Local Good Governance, and many more, these awards with corresponding cash incentives for city projects made the city proud," Clemente furthered.

In addition to the long list of Domogan's accomplishments, Clemente said Baguio City has opened its doors to various global platforms, thus counting the city as one of the pioneer signatories in globally sanctioned sustainable development declarations in the Asia-Pacific Region.

Other government line agencies such as the National and Economic Development Authority – Cordillera Administrative Region likewise commended Domogan for his tenacity in pursuing the long proposed autonomy in the region. The private sector led by Dr. Virgilio Bautista, a former member of the Constitutional Commission created by President Rodrigo R. Duterte to review the 1987 Constitution also gave a plaque of appreciation to Domogan being an outstanding leader in public service.

In his message, Domogan thanked the city officials and employees for supporting his advocacies and programs. He reminded the city employees not to neglect their health and spirituality as he challenged them to improve in their work and surpass their accomplishments as in the past weeks.*

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