ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Dec. 13, 2010) – President Benigno Aquino has appointed Dipolog City Mayor Evelyn Uy as chairperson of the Regional Development Council for Western Mindanao.
The Regional Development Council is a special body tasked to push for the development programs and projects in all regions and works closely with the National Economic Development Authority in drafting blueprints for regional development in the country.
It is composed of local government chief executives, government agency regional directors and private sector representatives.
Just this year, the Philippine National Police and the Philippine Army also awarded Uy for her unrelenting support for its various peace and development programs in Dipolog City.
Politicians and various business and civil groups praised the appointment of Uy who shall serve for three years. Uy is a staunch supporter of Aquino, who campaigned hard not only in Dipolog City, but in Zamboanga Peninsula which comprises the provinces of Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay and Zamboanga City. (Mindanao Examiner)