National Executive Board



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 National Executive Board Officers:


National Chairman

Hon. Edgardo D. Labella
Cebu City

National Vice Chairman

Hon. Ronnel C. Rivera
General Santos City

National President

Hon. Evelio R. Leonardia
Bacolod City

Executive Vice President

Hon. Josefina G. Belmonte-Alimurung
Quezon City

Vice President for Luzon

Hon. Francis Anthony S. Garcia
Balanga City

Vice President for Visayas

Hon. Felipe Antonio B. Remollo
Dumaguete City

Vice President for Mindanao

Hon. Sammy S. Co
Pagadian City

Vice President for NCR

Hon. Edwin L. Olivarez
Parañaque City

Secretary General

Hon. Arnan C. Panaligan
Calapan City

Deputy Secretary General for Luzon

Hon. Patricia G. Alsua
Ligao City

Deputy Secretary General for Visayas

Hon. Nicholas M. Yulo
Bago City

Deputy Secretary General for Mindanao

Hon. Azucena P. Huervas
Valencia City

Deputy Secretary General for NCR

Hon. Lino Edgardo S. Cayetano
Taguig City


Hon. Antonio A. Ferrer
General Trias City


Hon. Emerson D. Pascual
Gapan City

Public Relations Officer

Hon. Richard I. Gomez
Ormoc City

Deputy P.R.O. for Luzon

Hon. Rolen C. Paulino, Jr.
Olongapo City

Deputy P.R.O. for Visayas

Hon. Francis Frederick P. Palanca
Victorias City

Deputy P.R.O. for Mindanao

Hon. Darel Dexter T. Uy
Dipolog City

Deputy P.R.O. for NCR

Hon. Francis Javier M. Zamora
San Juan City

Women's Sector Representative

Hon. Carmelita A. Abalos
Mandaluyong City


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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.