MAYOR BATAOIL RECIPIENT OF PMA CAVALIER AWARD
The local chief executive of the capital town, Mayor Leopoldo N. Bataoil, reaped another feather in his cap.
Bataoil was among the recipients of the Philippine Military Academy Alumni Association, Inc., (PMAAAI) Cavalier Awards this 2021, the highest recognition given to a PMA alumnus or alumna with outstanding achievements in their respective fields.
The Mayor, who was formerly a legislator and is a retired three-star Police General, was chosen for the Award for his exemplary feat in the realm of public service.
“Political will with humanitarian consideration,” reiterated by Bataoil, when asked of his political guiding light. This same mantra paved the way for his winning the most coveted PMA Cavalier citation.
As it can be recalled, from a 33-year journey of outstanding military service, Bataoil boarded on another aspect of public service, now serving as the Mayor of Pangasinan’s capital town, his beloved hometown, Lingayen.
His first year as a local chief executive was highlighted by enormous accomplishments despite the challenges, earning for his town and its people a number of acknowledgments, to include the Seal of Good Local Governance and citations for its approaches on peace and order, anti-illegal drugs, and protection of children.
Further, major infra-projects have already commenced construction, such as the repainting and repair of the municipal hall building; the construction f the Lingayen Civic Center and rehabilitation of Rizal Park; the construction of the Limahong Channel Tourism Center and plans about the seven-hectare nature ecopark and government center in the area.
Prior to his being a Mayor, the Lingkod ng Bayan was a three-termer representative of the second congressional district of Pangasinan. His records as such also boast of achievements, bolstered by his perfect attendance in all sessions of the House alongside his active presence in his jurisdiction.
With the new achievement, Bataoil, a member of the PMA Magilas Class of 1976, simply concluded by saying, “The best is yet to come.” (MIO)