Mayor Edwin ‘EdSa’ Santiago was once again recognized as one of the Most Outstanding Mayors in the Philippines by Superbrand Marketing International Incorporated.
Santiago, along with 19 local chief executives, received the award given March 30 at The City Club, Alphaland Hotel in Makati.
This is the third time that Mayor EdSa was awarded by the prestigious award-giving body for his invaluable commitment to public service and notable contributions in nation-building.
In his speech, Santiago said he is honored and grateful to be included in the list of recipients for this year. He also lauded the efforts of the people behind this success.
“I accept this recognition, with pride, in behalf of my colleagues who have been one with me in our vision and mission for our beloved city. I also thank my fellow Fernandinos for putting their trust in me and in participating towards the attainment of common good,” he said.
Under his stint, the City of San Fernando received its second Hall of Fame award as Most Business Friendly City and was hailed as the second Most Competitive City in the entire country.
Some of Mayor Santiago’s accomplishments include the implementation of programs on tax incentives, trade promotions, livelihood trainings, friendly-legislative policies, ISO-certified quality management systems without red tape, and, most important, transparency and good governance.
Meanwhile, other Kapampangan awardees are Mayor Emmanuel Alejandrino of the municipality of Arayat and Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan of Angeles City.
Along with them are Mayor Herbert Bautista of Quezon City; Mayor Celso Dator of Lucban, Quezon; Mayor Bernard Dy of Cauayan, Isabela; Mayor Faustino Dy III of San Manuel, Isabela; Mayor Ferdie Estrella of Baliwag, Bulacan; Mayor Chevylle Farinas of Laoag, Ilocos Norte; Mayor Richard Gomez of Ormoc, Leyte; Mayor Jessie Galano of Paoay, Ilocos Norte; Mayor Christopher Gonzales of Guian, Eastern Samar; Mayor Rolly Guiang of Santa Marcela, Apayao; Mayor Randy Macapil of Linamon, Lanao Del Norte; Mayor Emmanuel Maliksi of Imus, Cavite; Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla of Bacoor, Cavite; Mayor Ramil Rivera of Cabiao, Nueva Ecija; Mayor Arturo Robes of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan; Mayor Meynardo Sabili of Lipa, Batangas; and Mayor Carmelo Villacete of Piat, Cagayan.