Lamitan City Mayor Rose Furigay gets ROLE award PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 15 January 2015 11:58

Lamitan City Mayor Rosita Uy-Furigay has been chosen as one of the Regional Outstanding Lady Executives (ROLE) in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

The Civil Service Commission of ARMM headed by Leopoldo Roberto Valderosa Jr. travelled all the way to Lamitan City, Basilan to personally hand over the Plaque of Recognition to Mayor Furigay after she failed to attend the awarding ceremony held in Cotabato City on December 22, 2014 due to prior commitments. Furigay received the award in a simple ceremony held at Lamitan Plaza Monday January 12.

ROLE was given to Furigay for her commendable achievements in three aspects such as administrative, infrastructure, and social development.

Aside from being the ROLE, the local government unit of Lamitan City under her helm was also named as one of the finalists in the “1 Local Government Unit- 1 Good Governance Initiative (1LGU-1GGI)” and Kalasag Award Best Prepared City for Disaster Risk Reduction measures.

Mayor Rose Furigay was elected into office in 2013 after her husband former mayor Roderick Furigay completed the term and ran for vice mayor.

It was during the term of then Mayor Roderck Furigay that Lamitan was converted into a city from a mere municipality with more than P100 million Internal Revenue Allotment share from the national government.

In spite of the strong protest by the League of Cities, Lamitan was still able to gain its new title as the only city in the Province of Basilan under the ARMM.

Because their IRA had increased, numerous infrastructure projects have been implemented suchas the constructions of Infirmary, Multi-Purpose Halls in the different Barangays, purchases of heavy equipment and ambulance speed boat, road opening and concreting, construction of Port Terminal, installation of CCTV in the different strategic areas in the city, livelihood programs for the women sector, construction of farm-to-market roads and many others.— Jimmy Villaflores