Angeles City Mayor Carmelo ‘Pogi’ Lazatin Jr. has been named as the Top 5 City Mayor in Central Luzon by the 𝗥𝗣-𝗠𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗗𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗽𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗙𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗜𝗻𝗰. (𝗥𝗣𝗠𝗗).
The RPMD is a non-government organization which spearheaded the independent and non-commissioned performance appraisal survey.
Mayor Lazatin ranked 5th in the said survey, garnering a 78.92% appraisal rating.
The survey, dubbed as “𝗕𝗼𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗻𝗴 𝗕𝗮𝘆𝗮𝗻”, based the evaluation criteria on seven fundamental parameters: economic development, governance and leadership, service delivery, financial management, environmental management, public engagement, and social services.
Lazatin said that this only shows that his administration is fostering accountability, enhancing transparency, facilitating continuous improvement, and promoting good governance.
“Isa po itong karangalan na mabigyan ng ganitong pagkilala at magandang feedback mula sa ating mga kababayan,” Lazatin said.
“Dakal pung salamat! Magsisilbi po itong inspirasyon para sa buong Angeles City Government na mas lalo pong paghusayan ang serbisyo publiko, katuwang po ang ating mga manggagawa na binubuhos din ang kanilang dedikasyon,” Lazatin furthered.
The survey was held last February 25 to March 8, 2023, with a total of 10,000 respondents who were registered voters. The sampling margin of error is ±1 percent with a 95% confidence level, where respondents were randomly chosen.
The Lazatin administration has been delivering programs and services closer to Angeleños, flagship programs of which are mainly for health, education, social and welfare services, livelihood, infrastructure development, anti-drug efforts, disaster-resilient programs, and peace and order.