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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Ed Piano wins the Outstanding Councilor of the Philippines Award

Olongapo City Councilor bagged the Outstanding Councilor of the Philippines award for term 2007-2010.

In a ceremony held in Cebu, Sen. Ed Angara congratulated Ed Piano and announced that he has risen the reward from P500,000 to one million pesos.

Councilor Piano is a former Subic Bay employee who championed the rights of his fellow Filipino workers, Edwin Piano is one of the pioneer volunteers who protected and preserved Subic Naval Base when the Americans left seventeen years ago. He was one of the pillars who fought for the creation of the Subic Bay Freeport and eventually served as Administrative Officer of the Transportation Department of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA).

First elected into office as city councilor in 2001 he was voted back by the local electorate in 2004 and 2007, proof that Olongapo residents are satisfied with his performance. Mr. Piano displayed an uncanny ability to detect the needs of the times and demonstrated ability to respond in ways that will benefit his constituents.

His concern and his vision for the welfare of his city and its people are clearly manifested in the Resolutions and Ordinances he filed in the Sangguniang Panlungsod, whether principally-authored by him or co-authored with a colleague. Mr. Piano presently holds the record of having authored the most number of significant Resolutions and Ordinances in Olongapo City Council. He also have the most number of committee chairmanship such as ways and means, telecommunications, organization development and personnel matters, labour and employment, and information technology. All stipulated under Resolution No.3 Series of 2009.

Believing that a Councilor’s duties go beyond mere legislative work, Mr. Piano has proven that he is a hands-on public servant by assuming responsibilities that have direct impact on the welfare of his community.

For more details about the work of Coun. Ed Piano, pls visit www.tocp.sangunian.com

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