City of San Fernando makes it to ‘Top 10 Model Cities’ of Ph

  • May 18, 2017
  • Jean Ricelle A. Aquino

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, May 18 (PIA) -- City of San Fernando is recognized as one of the Top 10 Model Cities in the country.

This was revelead by Mayor Edwin Santiago during the Swimsuit portion of the Lakan at Mutya ning San Fernando.

“We are very grateful to have been considered by the Manila Times to be included among the Philippine Model Cities,” he said.

Accordingly, Santiago announced that the City of San Fernando was dubbed “Business-friendly” among all the cities in the country.

“As a sustainable city, we have been exerting all efforts in maintaining the cleanliness in our environment. Meanwhile, as a smart city, we ranked first for economic growth, and placed second as the center of economic development,” he explained.

Likewise, the Mayor shared that in all of the City Government’s endeavors, they always ensure that the it benefits the community as a whole, especially the youth.

“We always aim for excellence, and that is what we are most proud of, with all humility and modesty, of course,” Santiago remarked.

The annually held pageant featured 23 candidates from the City of San Fernando, with 11 males and 12 females. Included in the board of judges were Philippine Information Agency Regional Director William Beltran, LGBTQ+ Leader and Kapampangan fashion icon Michelle Jhoie Ferraris, Miss Earth Philippines 2016 Candidate Korina Christiene Reyes, stand-up comedian Ara Muna, and Pakoy Fletchero, a renowned musician.

Moreover, the Pre-Pageant of the Lakan at Mutya ning San Fernando is set on May 19 while the Grand Coronation will be on May 26. (CLJD/JRAA-PIA 3 with Maria Almira Ramirez and Beverly Oca- interns)

 


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