This article appeared on the front page of the Philippine Daily Inquirer the Sunday following their first meeting.
2 governors, mayor share best practices
by TJ Burgonio
Published at the Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 16, 2008
MANILA, Philippines--And then there were three, all leading lights in
local politics who have joined hands to preach good governance in the
hope this would be replicated elsewhere.
In their first much-awaited meeting, Naga City Mayor Jesse Robredo,
Isabela Gov. Grace Padaca and Pampanga Gov. Eddie "Among Ed" Panlilio
plotted on Tuesday night their future, and the country's.
Over dinner of sinampalukang manok, pancit molo and bistek Tagalog at
Club Filipino in San Juan City, the three officials agreed to tackle
together problems, and more importantly, share their "best practices" in
governance with other local chief executives. Read more