Former Mandaluyong City mayor Benjamin Abalos, Jr. appointed chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority
Abalos succeeds Danilo Lim who passed away on January 6
Former Mandaluyong City mayor Benjamin Abalos, Jr. has been appointed as the new chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), succeeding Danilo Lim who passed away last January 6.
Abalos is the son of former Commission on Elections chairman Benjamin Abalos, Sr., who also served as MMDA chairman from January 2001 to June 2002.
The younger Abalos served as mayor of Mandaluyong City for 15 years, from 1998 to 2004 and from 2007 to 2016. As city mayor, he was a member of the Metro Manila Council, the policy-making body of MMDA.
He also served as president of the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines and the League of Cities of the Philippines from 2007 to 2010.
Abalos will take oath on January 11.