ANGELES CITY- For the fifth consecutive year, Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has been chosen as one of the recipients of the Most Outstanding Mayor Award (MOMA) in the Philippines.
In a fitting awarding ceremony held March 30 at the Alphaland Makati Place , Mayor Pamintuan, represented by his namesake councilor Edgardo Pamintuan Jr., formally received the outstanding fete from the prestigious global organization Superbrands Marketing International (SMI).
At the time of the awarding rites, Mayor Pamintuan is in Malacañang Palace to take his oath of office as the new Chairperson of the Regional Development Council of Central Luzon.
According to SMI, the MOMA aims to “recognize the authority and efficacy of the mayors who have served his or her constituents with competence, and integrity with sensitivity to address right and wrong”.
The international award-giving body further stated that the “MOMA is a testament of their [mayors] achievements. The acknowledgement of participating in and having been awarded Most Outstanding Mayor itself, together with its publication, celebrates a mayor’s achievements”.
This year, a total of 20 mayors were conferred with the MOMA.
Aside from Mayor Pamintuan, two Kapampangan mayors also received their respective recognitions namely: Mayor Emmanuel Alejandrino of the Municipal Government of Arayat, and Mayor Edwin “EdSa” Santiago of the City Government of San Fernando (P).
Mayor Pamintuan received his first Superbrands outstanding mayor award in 2012, and has continued receiving it in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Having been recognized again this year, Mayor Pamintuan now belongs to the roster of local chief executives with numerous outstanding mayor awards from SMI.
“The continuous acknowledgement of our efforts is a manifestation that we are successful at raising the bar of governance and leadership in Angeles City,” said Pamintuan.
“I offer the award to the Angeleños who have given me the mandate to lead the city as local chief executive, and to my fellow public servants, for without them I would not have executed my visions for the development of the city,” Pamintuan added.
SMI Chairman Karl Mclean and SMI President and Chief Executive Officer Harry Tambuatco led the awarding ceremonies for this year’s Superbrands Most Outstanding Mayor Award.