Leyte Governor

  • His priorities as chief executive of Leyte include the promotion of health, education and investor-friendly programs.
  • His first 100 days of office saw the drafting of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Leyte Province Investment Code of 2004. The code aims to encourage investors to locate in Leyte with the salient feature of getting a 100% real property tax holiday for 5 years.
  • The Province of Leyte was then named as one of the Most Business Friendly Provinces for 3 consecutive years, besting other big provinces in the Philippines.
  • His innovative initiative to promote public health called “Hospital Enhancement for Leyte’s Progress” (HELP) has gained recognition and earned various awards such as the “Seal of Good Housekeeping”, the “Gawad Pamana ng Lahi,” the “Hall of Fame Award” and the “Presidential Award for Outstanding Leadership in Providing Quality Health Service”.