Singson seeks LMP presidency

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    MAYOR Luis “Chavit” Singson of Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, who led the then cash-strapped Philippine Councilors League, transforming it into a vibrant body, leaving it with P85 million funds, is seeking the presidency of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP).

    With the election set next month declared a free zone, with no political party fielding a candidate, Singson is expected to be voted to the post by the country’s more than 1,400 municipal mayors.

    “He has always been an achiever, a leader who is constantly committed to higher goals” said Mayor Rey Buhisan of Magsaysay town in Misamis Oriental.

    “He has what it takes to lead LMP and usher outcomes for its general membership. His drive for excellence is a factor in his enduring success,” Buhisan added.

    In his nearly 30 years of public service, Chavit has served Ilocos Sur as governor, congressman, Councilor, and now mayor.

    Chavit, along with Vigan City Mayor Eva Marie Singson-Medina, is instrumental in making Vigan City one of the “New 7 Wonder Cities” of the world.

    Chavit also authored Republic Act No. 7171, or the law extending special support to the farmers of Virginia tobacco-producing provinces, the law that brought billions of pesos in excise taxes to the beneficiary provinces.

    The provincial chapter presidents of the LMP will hold their National Directorate meeting on Oct. 7 in Manila per the LMP’s by-laws to elect a new set of league officers.