Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo has appointed two civic-minded citizens as City Advisers who shall be working for the local government voluntarily and without salaries whatsoever as they are motivated chiefly by their desire to serve for the public good or pro bono.
Retired Police Brigadier General Rey Lyndon Toledo Lawas has been designated by Mayor Remollo as City Adviser for Concerns on Security, Emergency Preparedness, Management and Response in recognition to his relevant experience and practical knowledge as a decorated police officer to complement, in advisory character, that of Emergency Operations Center of of LGU Dumaguete.
Meanwhile, Attorney Manuel Rotea Arbon has been designated as City Adviser for Legal Concerns of LGU Dumaguete by Mayor Remollo to help afford timely delivery of legal services to complement that of the Office of the City Legal Office, in advisory character.
Both Executive Orders No. 15 (for General Lawas) and 16 (for Atty. Arbon) series of 2021 designating the 2 new City Advisers and their functions and responsibilities were signed by Mayor Remollo on October 11, 2021.
General Lawas, then a young officer, was the former Chief-of-Police of Dumaguete City during Mayor’s Remollo first stint as Dumaguete City Mayor.
A much respected and elaborately decorated Police Officer in the PNP as well as Top Rank Graduate of the Philippine Military Academy as an avowed consultant in the Industrial Society on Peace and Order, Safety and Security, General Lawas will share propositions, suggestions or comments on security, emergency preparedness, management and response.
Atty. Arbon, a bar practitioner of long standing and former 3-term Councilor, will extend his proficient knowledge and expertise to opportunely endorse legal positions, opinions or comments to LGU Dumaguete City on sensitive legal issues and concerns when such circumstances by law may warrant or arise altogether.
The appointments of General Lawas and Attorney Arbon are voluntary and will not duplicate, supplant or even take over the specific mandates of the City Emergency Operations Center and the City Legal Office, respectively.