BACOLOD City Mayor Evelio Leonardia will be attending the regular meeting of the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) in Manila on Thursday, January 30.
In 2019, Leonardia was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as the only representative of all local government units (LGUs) in the country to LEDAC, the highest advisory body to the President for economic development.
Leonardia, who is also the national president of League of Cities of the Philippines [LCP], the official organization of 145 city mayors in the country, said, “Membership in the LEDAC is an honor and rare privilege I owe to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.”
“LGUs are expected to be dynamic and component in the growth and development of the country and I must live up to the trust and confidence the President has bestowed on me. I need the support and cooperation of my fellow local officials and I see this as an opportunity to advance the interest of all LGUs as well as a chance to check on the participation of Bacolod in this task of nation-building,” the mayor added.
At the meeting at the Neda Head Office in Pasig City, the Bacolod mayor will meet with the two LEDAC Sector Representatives: Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) chairman George Barcelon of the Private Sector, and National Youth Commission (NYC) chair Ryan Enriquez of the Youth Sector.
Afterwards, Leonardia will meet with the LEDAC Technical Working Group.
The council will also formally turn over to Leonardia the original designation letter signed by the President on September 23, 2019.
The LEDAC is composed of select members, with the President as chair. Other members are the Vice President, Senate President, and Speaker of the House, 3 senators, 3 congressmen and 7 Cabinet Secretaries selected by the President. (PR)