Defensor, Treñas named top performing leaders in PH

Gov Defensor and Mayor Trenas named top performing leaders
  • Gov. Defensor and Mayor Treñas placed 2nd and 6th, respectively, in a survey on performances of LCEs outside NCR.

  • The survey aims to get the constituents’ opinion and assessment of their leaders’ performance on relevant issues.

Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. and City Mayor Jerry Treñas were recently named among the top local chief executives outside National Capital Region in a survey conducted by the RP-Mission and Development Foundation Inc. (RPMDinc).

According to RPMDinc’s “independent and non-commissioned” survey, Defensor was named the second top-performing governor while Treñas placed sixth among city mayors.

Defensor earned a “high job performance” rating of 72 percent, trailing Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia who topped the list with 77 percent. Joining the Top 10 are La Union Gov. Francisco Emmanuel Ortega III (70%); Davao del Sur Gov. Marc Douglas Cagas IV (67%); Pampanga Gov. Dennis Pineda (62%); Oriental Mindoro Gov. Humerlito Dolor (58%); Misamis Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Emano (57%); Albay Gov. Al Francis C. Bichara (55%); Laguna Gov. Ramil Hernandez (54%); and Benguet Gov. Melchor D. Diclas (51%).

In a Zoom meeting with the Provincial Civil Defense Cluster this morning, Defensor attributed the recognition to the collaboration of stakeholders in the entire province, particularly in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

“But we still have a lot to do,” the Iloilo governor said.

Meanwhile, Treñas received 68 percent in terms of the job approval rating of city mayors/per regional center. Sarah Duterte of Davao City got 1st place, followed by Justin Chipeco of Calamba City, Arnan Panaligan of Calapan City, Oscar Moreno of CDO, and Benjie Magalong of Baguio City in the top five.

Treñas thanked the Ilonggos for their trust all throughout the years and vowed that he “will always pursue to give back in any way I am capable.”

“This recognition from the RP-Mission and Development Foundation Inc. is the success not only of my leadership but of everyone who strives to help the community. This is all for Iloilo City. I sincerely thank every Ilonggo for their continuous support for my vision for the city,” he added.

On its website, RPMDinc wants to be a valued public resource used by hundreds to millions of people on a daily basis, enabling intelligent decision-making and informed conversations.

RPMDinc said the survey aims to get the constituents’ opinion and assessment of their leaders’ performance on relevant issues.

A total of 3,500 respondents across Metro Manila were polled from July 3 to 10 while 5,000 were surveyed across regions for governors and non-NCR city mayors from June 10 to 25. (With reports from Capitol News, Iloilo City PIO)

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