Legazpi City council names Rosal ‘Icon of Public Service’
By Cet Dematera
DUE to the several accomplishments that made Legazpi City as one of the fastest growing cities in the country, the Sangguniang Panlungsod through a resolution has named Mayor Noel E. Rosal as the “Icon of Public Service.”
Resolution No. 15-0120-2021 authored by Councillor Diego Obido, chairperson of the Special Committee on Public Information, approved by the SP during its regular session on Monday, Apr. 19 conferred Rosal the award of “Icon of Public Service.”
The resolution recognized Rosal’s leadership, which led to landmark accomplishments in infrastructure development that resulted to a stronger investors’ confidence in the city, Obido said.
This confidence resulted to more businesses now operating in the city whose taxes contribute much to the city coffers, Obido added.
According to the resolution, the mega infrastructure development projects constructed is a key factor in improving the tourism industry in Legazpi City that recorded more than a million tourist arrivals before the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Rosal administration has also implemented several important programs and projects for agricultural development as part of the city government’s support to the local farmers that gave them an opportunity to develop their own farm lands as part of their livelihood activities.
The resolution said that the recognition given to Rosal was based on his good governance involving people’s participation in project implementation that resulted to the continuous progress and development of Legazpi.
Under the leadership of Rosal, the city government has constructed its own Legazpi City Hospital that rendered medical health services to the people of Legazpi and other neighboring municipalities particularly those who are impoverished.
The hospital is a two-story level-one health facility with a capacity of 80 beds. Rosal is planning to expand it to a 200-bed facility in the future.
Legazpi City, under Rosal as mayor, was also named by the National Competitive Council (NCC) as best in infrastructure development and number one in economic dynamism and ranked overall as top two competitive city for 2019 under the component city category across the country.