By Joel E. Zurbano, November 24 2018; Manila Standard
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Adoracion Navarro, undersecretary for Regional Development of the National Economic and Development Authority, underscored the roles of concerned government agencies, local government units as members of the Metro Manila Council, and stakeholders as partners in national development.
“To regain people’s trust in public institutions and cultivate trust in fellow Filipinos, malasakit at both ends—from the government and from the citizens—are needed. LGUs are at the forefront of service delivery,” said Navarro.Metro Manila is considered as the country’s premier region, being the center of political, cultural and economic activities, as well as being the key driver of urban development in the Philippines.It ranks 14th among the world’s largest urban cities and 18th among the world’s largest metropolitan areas. It is a home to 12.9 million population based on the 2015 household survey which increases to a million population during daytime.