Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Mayor Marides Fernando Gets the Endorsements of Public Administration Practitioneers for World Mayor 2008

Although Mayor Marides Fernando is already in the 11 finalists of World Mayor 2008, the organizers will still have to consult international experts and specialists in the area of governance, public administration and local government. As the specialist of the International Movement of Development Managers (IMDM) in this field, I was encouraged to participate in this consultation process for the selection of the final winner of World Mayor 2008.

Below is the result of my analysis of the finalists:


I am the Vice Chairman of International Movement of Development Manager based at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), one of the leading institutions of higher learning in Asia and I am the specialist of the group in governance and local government. I am also a doctoral candidate of Doctor of Public Administration.

I read the profiles of the finalists and for me; they should be ranked as follows:

1st. Marides Fernando, Mayor of Marikina City, Philippines
2nd. Göran Johansson, Mayor of Gothenburg, Sweden
3rd. Phil Gordon, Mayor of Phoenix, USA
4th. Elmar Ledergerber, Mayor of Zurich, Switzerland
5th. Helen Zille, Mayor of Cape Town, South Africa
6th. Salvador Gandara, Mayor of Villa Nueva, Guatemala
7th. Mohammad Baqer Ghalibaf, Mayor of Tehran, Iran
8th. José Fogaça, Porto Alegre, Brazil
9th. Ulrich Maly, Mayor of Nürnberg, Germany
10th. Jaime Nebot, Mayor of Guayaquil, Ecuador
11th. Leopoldo Eduardo López, Mayor of Chacao, Venezuela

Thank you.

Prof. Sofronio Dulay
Vice – Chairman, International Movement of Development Manager
Director, AIM Alumni Association
4/F Lopez Hall, ACCM Bldg.,
Benavidez cor. Trasierra Streets,
Legaspi Village, Makati City
1223 Philippines

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Vote Mrs. Marides Fernando as mayor of Marikina. she has a good qualities. we need to trust her knowledge. i know he can make a big changes in this place.we know marikina is the capital of shoemaking.i know he can maintaine a high level of professionalism and effectiveness in the discharge of task of the City Hall. she contribute a lot before.trust her ability.