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Camilo Lammawin

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Camilo T. Lammawin, Jr. is currently a provincial Board Member of the Municipality of Tabuk; Province of Kalinga in the Philippines.

Camilo joined the political bandwagon of the Philippines with an aim of improving qualities of life of fellow TabukeƱos and Kalingas.

Camilo successfully served his initial three-year term as town mayor of the urban center and capital of the province introducing local innovations in the locality. A few of these projects include: the establishment of a town abattoir, farm-to-market and other infrastructure projects, the introduction of a one-town one-product promotion scheme, the improvement of local eco-tourism endeavors, and the establishment of a water system supportive of the 52 smaller local government units called barangays of the town.

Camilo vied for another term as mayor and won the local elections in May 2004. Pursuing his desire to upgrade the quality of life in the town, Camilo initiated moves to further unify tribes in the rural area through the Matagoan Peace Program.

He likewise pursued the proposal of converting the town into a city. The bill currently awaits approval at the upper house of congress. Shall the conversion be approved with finality, Tabuk, Kalinga will be the second city to be founded in the Cordillera Region. (Baguio City came first on September 1, 1909).

Recognizing the importance of technology in local governance and global competitiveness, the mayor also introduced information technology innovations in the locality. These improvements include the upgrading of time-keeping systems in all departments of the local government and the establishment of an SMS-based emergency / alert system. Camilo also spearheaded the establishment of internet-based technology as an alternate mode of communication in the town which is one of the few rural areas where local landline telephony is still unavailable.

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Camilo Lammawin Wikipedia


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