Region 10 has more newly-elected local officials than the re-elected ones.

According to DILG-10 Regional Director Loreto T. Bhagwani, based on the statistics from the regional and field offices, there are 354 or 52.7% newly elected local officials compared to 318 or 47.3% who are reelectionists.

“Out of 93 city and municipal mayors in the region, 50 are newly-elected (30 are newcomers and 20 are returning mayors), while 43 are re-elected,” Bhagwani said.

He added that through the NEO program, the department is ready to help and assist the local officials by equipping them with sufficient knowledge to prepare them for their duties and responsibilities and define their development roadmaps. (DILG)

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