Radisson Blu Hotel, Cebu City
August 21, 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte attended the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) Visayas Island Cluster Conference at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cebu City.

The three-day event from August 20 to 22, 2018 centered on the theme, ‘Kaunlaran ng Bansa, sa Bayan Nagmumula,’ which was designed to refocus attention on the needs of the municipalities in the Visayas region.

In his speech, President Duterte encouraged the local chief executives to improve their performance in their respective municipalities. “In your own small town, however small or humble it may be, you are the President there or representing me as President of your own republic… You avoid corruption because if it reaches the DILG and the recommendation — I cannot help you. But, if you do your duty tapos magkaroon kayo ng kaso just like the police, I will support and defend you; ako mismo,” the President emphasized.

A total of two hundred eighty-three (283) municipal mayors from the provinces of Iloilo, Antique, Aklan, Capiz, Guimaras, Cebu, Bohol, Leyte, Biliran, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor attended the event.

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