DAVAO City Councilor Bernard Al-ag is serving as acting mayor from April 9 to 12, while Mayor Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio is on official travel.

Duterte-Carpio accompanied her father, President Rodrigo Duterte, in his trip to Hainan, China to attend the Boao Forum for Asia.

Duterte-Carpio issued a memoradum on April 5, 2018 directing Al-ag to temporarily assume the duties and responsibilities

of the mayor while she is on official travel.

On April 6, 2018, Al-ag also designated Davao City Councilor Al Ryan S. Alejandre as acting vice mayor to perform the functions of the vice mayor on the said dates.

The President is in China for a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping and attend the BFA Asia Annual Conference 2018.

Established on February 27, 2001, the Boao Forum for Asia is a non-government and non-profit international organization that promotes and strengthen economic exchanges, interaction and cooperation within the region, as well as between the region and other parts of the world.

BFA is composed of representatives from 29 countries.