The Association of Local Social Welfare Development Officers of the Philippines (ALSWDOP) has chosen General Santos City Mayor Ronnel C. Rivera as the Outstanding City Mayor of the Philippines in the Gawad Parangal Wednesday, April 24.
Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Rolando Joselito D. Bautista handed over the award to Rivera and other awardees in a ceremony held during the 23rd National Social Welfare and Development Forum and General Assembly at Waterfront Hotel, Lahug, Cebu City.
The city government said Rivera was given the award for his “outstanding service in promoting and upholding social services in the city.”
City Welfare and Development Officer Rebecca Magante lauded Rivera for always giving priority to all social protection projects and thrusts of the City Social Welfare and Development Office.
Rivera and Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Damogan are this year’s outstanding local chief executives in the highly urbanized city category.