International Metropolis Conference Plenary speakers

June 24 to 28, 2019

The Promise of Migration

Inclusion, Economic Growth and Global Cooperation

John G. Bongat

Mayor of Naga


John Bongat became Mayor of Naga in 2010, and has since reaped honor for the city, contributing more than 120 regional, national and international awards for the city since 2010.

Under his watch, the city was named as one of ten most livable cities in 2017 by the Manila Times and for the past 5 years has been awarded as a most competitive city in the country.

In 2017 and 2018, five of Naga’s programs had been shortlisted as among the country’s Galing Pook best practices, including its pioneering program on Mainstreaming Migration & Development in Local Development Planning.