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Bayani Flores Fernando Bio

Bayani Flores Fernando Bio

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Bayani Flores Fernando
 (born July 25, 1946) is the former Chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).He has announced his intention to run for President of the Philippines in the 2010 election.However, after talks with Richard Gordon,he agreed to slide as Vice President for Gordon's newly-established party, Bagumbayan,their tandem dubbed as the Transformers.
 
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Biography
Bayani Fernando was born in San Juan, Rizal on July 25, 1946. He finished his secondary education from Marikina School of Arts and Trades (renamed, Marikina Institute of Science and Technology in 1979,and currently Marikina Science High School since 2001)
.He finished college with a degree onMechanical Engineering at the Mapúa Institute of Technology
Political life
Mayor of Marikina City
Fernando first ran for public office in 1992, becoming mayor of Marikina City.His administration as mayor transformed the former municipality into one of the best-managed cities and a paradigm of responsiveand effective governance. His term saw the transformation of Marikina from a 4th class municipality to a model Philippine city accorded with 55 citations and distinctions. He was re-elected mayor twice, serving until 2001. He was succeeded by his wife, Ma. Lourdes C. Fernando.  [edit]
MMDA Chairman
In 2002, he was appointed chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. 
 
As Chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), Metropolitan Manila has beendramatically changing into a livable metropolis. With his exceptional administrative skills and leadershipqualities that have now become the yardstick of performance, he continues to prove himself as an agent
of positive change. This earned him the moniker “Mr. Governance”.
 For his outstanding work, he was conferred the Doctor of Humanities, Honoris Causa, Ateneo deCagayan, The Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL) Award for Government Service, the H.R Reyes AcademicMedallion of Honor, Central Colleges of the Philippines and Doctor of the Public Administration, HonorisCausa by the polytechnic University of the Philippines[edit]
Secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways
Fernando briefly served as Secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) fromJanuary 15, 2003 until April 15, 2003.
Presidential campaign
On January 4, 2008, Fernando announced that he would be running for the presidency in the 2010elections.
 Fernando hinted that he had gathered the funds and logistics required for a nationwidecampaign and was intent on running for the presidency with or without the support of his party, Lakas-CMD.
 But on September 16, 2009, when Lakas-CMD chose 
 to represent theirparty for the presidency, Fernando reiterated "he is keeping his options open and may possibly run as anindependent candidate or bolt out of the party."
 After talks with Richard Gordon, he agreed to slide to Vice-President under Richard Gordon's party.They are currently official candidates for the 2010 elections.
professional Mechanical Engineer. He is the founder of the BF GROUP OF COMPANIES, dealing with construction,
steel, manufacturing and real estate. He has built the country’s tallest building, shopping malls, industrial and
residential subdivisions and facilities. He is a former Secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways.He was a three-term City Mayor of Marikina, who transformed the former municipality into one of the best-managedcities and a paradigm of responsive and effective governance. During his incumbency, Marikina City was accorded55 citations and distinctionsAs Chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), Metropolitan Manila has been dramaticallychanging into a livable metropolis. With his exceptional administrative skills and leadership qualities that have nowbecome the yardstick of performance, he continues to prove himself as an agent of positive change. This earned him
the moniker “Mr. Governance”.
 For his outstanding work, he was conferred the Doctor of Humanities, Honoris Causa, Ateneo de Cagayan, TheOutstanding Filipino(TOFIL) Award for Government Service, the H.R Reyes Academic Medallion of Honor, Central

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