Regional Representatives



Protecting the interests of cities, the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) is committed to bringing local urban governance agenda at the forefront of the country’s development strategies. As the mandated organization of the Philippine cities, the LCP believes effective change in the national consciousness starts with the primary visions of the local government units.


On July 25, 1987, former President Corazon Aquino issued Executive Order No. 262 that created the League of City Mayors of the Philippines. Then Quezon City Mayor Brigido R. Simon Jr. was elected as its founding president and Lipa City Mayor Ruben L. Umali as the secretary-general.


It was also during that time when local government units – provinces, cities, municipalities, and the barangays – clamoured for genuine reforms. Local chief executives lobbied for a new Local Government Code which granted the national government to only supervise and not control the LGUs.


After years of hard advocacy work, Congress passed the Republic Act 7160, the Local Government Code, on October 10, 1991. Under Section 499, LCP is finally institutionalized for the “primary purpose of ventilating, articulating, and crystallizing issues affecting city government administration...”


The change in nomenclature transformed the character of LCP from an organization of political personalities to a membership-based institution where the cities – and not their political leaders – are accountable entities.


Through the years, LCP’s services have evolved from administrative to policy, technical, and programs support.


The LCP has a national executive board, its highest policy-making body, composed of 30 voting members. It also has a secretariat jointly supervised by the president and secretary-general.


Below are the 2019-2022 Regional Representatives and Focal Mayors:


Regional Representative for CAR

Hon. Darwin C. Estrañero
Tabuk City
Regional Representatives for Region I Hon. Juan Carlo S. Medina
Vigan City
Regional Representatives for Region II Hon. Joseph S. Tan
Santiago City
Regional Representatives for Region III Hon. Nestor L. Alvarez
Science City of Muñoz
Regional Representatives for NCR Hon. Oscar G. Malapitan
Caloocan City
Regional Representatives for Region IV-A Hon. Arlene B. Arcillas
Santa Rosa City
Regional Representatives for Region IV-B Hon. Lucilo R. Bayron
Puerto Princesa City
Regional Representatives for Region V Hon. Madelaine Y. Alfelor
Iriga City
Regional Representatives for Region VI Hon. Mark Andrew J. Golez
Silay City
Regional Representatives for Region VII Hon. John Geesnell L. Yap II
Tagbilaran City
Regional Representatives for Region VIII Hon. Nacional V. Mercado
Maasin City
Regional Representatives for Region IX Hon. Maria Isabelle G. Climaco
Zamboanga City
Regional Representatives for Region X Hon. Jennifer W. Tan
Tangub City
Regional Representatives for Region XI Hon. Al David T. Uy
Island Garden City of Samal
Regional Representatives for Region XII Hon. Angelo O. Montilla
Tacurong City
Regional Representative for CARAGA Hon. Ernest U. Matugas
Surigao City
Regional Representative for BARMM Hon. Rosita U. Furigay
Lamitan City
Focal Mayor for Anti-Criminality and Illegal Drugs
Hon. Benjamin B. Magalong
Baguio City
Focal Mayor for Education Hon. Florencio T. Flores
Malaybalay City
Focal Mayor for the Environment, Climate Change
and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
Hon. Noel E. Rosal
Legazpi City
Focal Mayor for Gender and Development Hon. Rowena T. Tuason
Masbate City
Focal Mayor for Health Hon. Ericson G. Singson
Candon City
Focal Mayor for Infrastructure Development Hon. Bernard Faustino M. Dy
Cauayan City
Focal Mayor for International Cooperation Hon. Imelda G. Calixto-Rubiano
Pasay City
Focal Mayor for Migration and Development Hon. Stephen A. Palmares
Passi City
Focal Mayor for Mobility and Transport Hon. Lani Mercado-Revilla
Bacoor City
Focal Mayor for Muslim Affairs Hon. Majul Usman Gandamra
Marawi City
Focal Mayor for Peace and Development in Mindanao Hon. Frances Cynthia J. Guiani-Sayadi
Cotabato City
Focal Mayor for Sustainable Development Goals Hon. Cielo Krisel Lagman-Luistro
Tabaco City
Focal Mayor for Youth and Sports Development Hon. Julier C. Resuello
San Carlos City, Pangasinan


Philippine Cities Local Issuance on COVID-19
March 18, 2020
Philippine Cities Local Issuance on COVID-19
COVID-19 at PH Cities
March 18, 2020
COVID-19 Cases at Philippine Cities (Source: DOH, 29 June 2020).
Loan Project Financing by the Municipal Development Fund Office (MDFO)
January 24, 2020
We are pleased to inform you of the different financing windows currently being offered by the Municipal Development Fund Office (MDFO) of the Department of Finance (DOF). MDFO is mandated to provide financing for priority development projects of Local Government Units (LGUs) at lower interest rates. Since 1998, the MDFO has been extending loan assistance to LGUs, including free technical assistance in the preparatory stages of project implementation.
Taal Volcano Comprehensive Situational Report
January 14, 2020
To understand the magnitude of the Taal Volcano eruption, we have consolidated the reports from various agencies monitoring the situation. Attached is a copy of a Comprehensive Situational Report obtained from the websites of Philippine Institute of Seismology and Volcanology, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysial and Astronomical Services Administration, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, and the Manila International Airport Authority for your reference. We will continually update you of any developments.