Hon. Nelson S. Legacion

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(Note: Hon. Nelson S. Legacion is currently on his second term as Local Chief Executive of the City of Naga)

The ninth Local Chief Executive of the City of Naga, Camarines Sur in the Bicol Region, Philippines.

As the new mayor of Naga City, Nelson S. Legacion vows to bring closer to the people the City Government of Naga and to create a more enabling and more empowering environment for the Nagueňos, captured in his administration’s slogan: “Nalalaoman. Nasasarigan. Nangangataman.” (Reliable. Dependable. Caring).  His leadership directions focus on making Naga a self-reliant and caring city.

Atty. Legacion’s career as a public servant began on July 2, 2001 when he was appointed as City Legal Officer by the late former Naga Mayor and Interior Secretary Jesse M. Robredo.  As counsel of the people, he successfully prosecuted expropriation cases that resulted in the distribution of residential lots to Urban Poor beneficiaries. His most important legal victory for the people, however, is when he successfully represented and saved the city from an ejectment case, which, if lost, could have cost hundreds of millions of pesos to the Nagueňos as payment for rental payments alone or, worst, could have resulted to the loss of the city government’s edifice and other government agencies’ offices and, subsequently, the crippling of their functions.

For his accomplishments and love for Naga, Legacion was elected by the Nagueňos for two terms in the city council (2007-2010 & 2010-2013). As Councilor, he brought his life experience in the Sangguniang Panlungsod and pushed for legislations that help uplift the socio-economic status of the destitute and underprivileged.

Proving himself as an excellent legislator with the heart for the Naguenos, especially the underprivileged, he was chosen by the people to be the city’s vice mayor. As presiding officer of the the Sangguniang Panlungsod, he introduced reforms on two key points: (1) promptness to pass sound legislations responsive to the needs of the changing times, and (2) capacity to enact so-called “welfare legislations” along the spirit of the words of President Ramon Magsaysay that: “He who has less in life should have more in law.”

When not wearing his hat as a public servant, he is a loving father to four children, namely: Nathaniel Emil, Neal Emerson, Nadine Eina and Nepthali Eman, and an affectionate husband to his wife, Atty. Marion Eloisa Escueta Legacion.

 

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