The mayor of the Marikina City, Marides Carlos Fernando has been voted as one of 11 finalists in the 2008 World Mayor contest. Fernando stands amongst the world's eleven top mayors chosen through a total of 200,000 votes cast by citizens from all over the world between January and the end of June.
The Mayors of Cape Town in South Africa, Chacao in Venezuela, Gothenburg in Sweden, Guayaquil in Ecuador, Iranian capital of Tehran, Nurenberg in Germany, Phoenix in the US, Porto Alegre in Brazil, Villa Nueva in Guatemala and Zurich in Switzerland will compete with Marikina's Marides Fernando in this year's World Mayor contest.
While public voting is closed, the organizers of the World Mayor project will elect the mayor who has made significant contributions to the well-being of the community as the best mayor of the world in the year 2008.
The winner of the 2008 World Mayor Award and other results will be announced October 14.