MANILA, Philippines – The mayor of Angeles City, Pampanga was chosen as one of the official finalists for the 2012 World Mayor award.
Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan was named by the international think tank City Mayors Foundation as one of its 25 finalists for this year’s award for the most outstanding city mayor in the world. He, along with the other finalists, were selected among 98 city mayors who were nominated through a search held from January to May.
“This is really an unexpected result. As what I have said, being long listed to receive this award is already a heart-warming acknowledgment. But being one of the 25 finalists to vie to be the next World Mayor is extremely overwhelming,” Pamintuan said in a statement.
He has served as vice mayor of Angeles City from 1988 to 1992 and mayor from 1992 to 1998. He has also served in various government agencies and even became a presidential adviser under the Arroyo administration. He is currently serving another term as mayor after winning in the 2010 local elections.
“I guess the reason why we were able to get this far is that people see what we have given in honor of the people of Angeles,” Pamintuan added.
He is the second Angeles City mayor to make it as a finalist in the award, after former mayor and now Pampanga representative Carmelo Lazatin became a finalist in 2006.
In this year’s list of finalists, Pamintuan is joined by four other city mayors from Asia, five from North America, four from Latin America, seven from Europe, two from Australasia, and two from Africa.
Voting for the finalists is done by accomplishing an online ballot form, in which a person has to state the reasons for voting for the finalist of his or her choice. The voting will close in October, and the City Mayors Foundation will declare a winner and runner-ups in December.
Since the establishment of the awards in 2004, five nominated city mayors from the Philippines made it among the finalists, with three of them ranking among the top 10:
• 2005: Oscar Rodriguez of San Fernando, Pampanga (still incumbent mayor) – ranked 4th
• 2006: Jejomar Binay of Makati City (now Philippine vice president) – ranked 4th
• 2006: Carmelo Lazatin of Angeles City, Pampanga (now Pampanga representative) – finalist
• 2008: Marides Fernando of Marikina City (former mayor) – ranked 7th
• 2010: Jesse Robredo of Naga City, Camarines Sur (now Interior and Local Government secretary) – finalist
Previous World Mayor awardees are:
• 2004: Edi Rama (Tirana, Albania)
• 2005: Dora Bakoyannis (Athens, Greece)
• 2006: John So (Melbourne, Australia)
• 2008: Helen Zille (Cape Town, South Africa)
• 2010: Marcelo Ebrard (Mexico City, Mexico)
The award “honors mayors with the vision, passion and skills to make their cities incredible places to live in, work in and visit,” and “aims to show what outstanding mayors can achieve and raise their profiles nationally and internationally.”
Comparison of crime rates between Philippines Angeles City and Clark Freeport Zone sheds light on the difference between the twin cities of Pampanga. Regular guests of Angeles City Hotels begin to migrate on base into hotels inside Clark Philippines not only for peace and quiet but peace of mind and a sense of safety and security.
It is important to many families to feel safe in a hotel in Angeles Pampanga. That is one of the main reasons that many tourists and local visitors from Manila choose to stay in a hotel in Clark Freeport Zone just outside Manila Philippines. Many tourists traveling with families and children do not like the hotels in Subic or some of the hotel in Angeles Pampanga. The resorts in Philippines Angeles City do not make guests feel comfortable and secure.
Where to go in Clark? Hotel Clark Philippines is a De Luxe Hotel in Clark and Subic, a risk free place to stay, cozy and nice ambience, a nice function place for special occasion. It is one of North Luzon Philippines’ top hotels that is trouble free, risk free, and a nice place to have rest in Subic. A well-recognized and interesting hotel.
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The beach resorts, leisure parks and vacation hotels in Clark Pampanga offer a unique ambience that supports a laidback relaxing lifestyle. Many visitors travel north to Clark Pampanga from Manila to unwind and relax in these resorts.
New developments from Clark Philippines that may be pertinent to businesses and investments in Pampanga Clark Freeport Zone are posted on HotelClarkPhilippines web site. Clark Philippines is a fast growth economic and business city comparable to Manila Philippines.
Retirement in Philippines is an interesting investment opportunity for foreign companies. Many investors are looking for a destination near Manila that offers safety and quietness to develop residential and retirement projects and Clark Pampanga seems to be an attractive business proposition. Investment opportunities in Clark Philippines include hotel and resorts, retirement village, vacation rentals, condominiums and other residential projects, and other leisure, tourism and hospitality businesses. Land in the main zone of Clark Freeport is not easy to find and is not as cheap as before but Clark is still much more attractive compared to other investment destinations in Philippines.
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Getting to this hotel in Clark Philippines
After entering Clark Freeport from Subic, Manila, Dau and Angeles City, proceed straight along Clark’s main highway MA Roxas, passing Clark’s largest wine shop called Clark Wine Center on your right, continue to bear right making no turns at all, go past Mimosa Leisure Estate on the opposite side of the road, you will hit a major intersection. Go straight and the road becomes Creekside Road. YATS Clearwater Resort and Country Club is on your right just 200m down. Traffic in Clark Philippines is light so it should be quite easy for get to this hotel in Clark Philippines.
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