CITY OF SAN JOSE DEL MONTE—Mayor Arthur Robes of this city bested fourteen other city mayors in Central Luzon in the recent job performance ratings survey conducted by RP-Mission and Development Foundation, Inc. (RP-MD).  

Robes ranks one with an almost ninety percent rate– 89.57% from a survey conducted by the group from the residents in this city from February 25 – March 28.

Mayor Cristy Angeles of Tarlac City ranks second with  84.67 %. Mayor Joy Pascual of Gapan City with 83.38% and Mayor Henry Villarica of Meycauayan City with 83.12% shared the top 3 post.

Mayor Rollen Paulino Jr. of Olongapo City ranks as fourth with 80.85%. Angeles City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr.  ranks fifth with 78. 92 % while Mayor Francis Vergara of Balanga City ranks sixth with 77.38 %.

Mayor Myca Vergara of Cabanatuan City ranks seventh with 75.82% and Mayors Christian Natividad of Malolos with 73.61 % and Vilma Caluag of San Fernando with 72. 75% shared the top 8 post.

Mayor Crisostomo Garbo of Mabalacat City with 69.56% and Mayor Arni Alvarez of Munoz with 68.93% shared the top 9 post while Mayor Kokoy Ong Salvador of San Jose City with 67.66% on the 10th post and Mayors Vianne Cuevas of Palayan City with 66.43% and Mayor Ferdinand Estrella of Baliwag, the newest component city in Bulacan with 65.45% both rank as 11th.

The Central Luzon city mayors job performance rating is a component of the “Boses ng Bayan” national survey, a comprehensive evaluation of the performance of public officials based on face to face  interviews with a total of 10,000 adult respondents, with a sampling error margin of +/-1%.

The RP-MD Foundation is a group that helps leaders and organizations solve their most pressing problems in their respective companies, localities, offices and agencies.

The mission of the RP-MD is to provide a continuous stream of accurate data and insights into what the world thinks. The ultimate objective is for companies, governments, and institutions to operate proactively to better serve the people in the communities that are sustainable.

Robes, a pure blooded Bulakenyo, leads, embraces and serves his more than 800,000 constituents, majority of whom are new and relocated inhabitants being former informal settlers (IFS) in Metro Manila.

Relocation of IFS in San Jose del Monte started in 1961 in Barangay Sapang Palay. Since then, several other national government housing projects for IFS were established making the city to be considered today not only as the relocation capital but also as the “Fastest Rising City” in the country with the largest city population in Region 3.

City of San Jose del Monte is adjacent to Caloocan City, Quezon City and Rizal Province.