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Bayani Flores Fernando

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(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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1 Biography 2 Political life

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2.1 Mayor of Marikina City 2.2 MMDA Chairman 2.3 Secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways 2.4 Presidential campaign

3 See also 4 References 5 External links

[edit]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 on Mechanical Engineering at the Mapa Institute of Technology . [edit]Political [edit]Mayor
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life

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 responsive and 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 been dramatically changing into a livable metropolis. With his exceptional administrative skills and leadership qualities 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 de Cagayan, The Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL) Award for Government Service, the H.R Reyes Academic Medallion of Honor, Central Colleges of the Philippines and Doctor of the Public Administration, Honoris Causa by the polytechnic University of the Philippines [edit]Secretary

of the Department of Public Works and Highways


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Fernando briefly served as Secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) from January 15, 2003 until April 15, 2003. [edit]Presidential

campaign

On January 4, 2008, Fernando announced that he would be running for the presidency in the 2010 elections. Fernando hinted that he had gathered the funds and logistics required for a nationwide campaign and was intent on running for the presidency with or without the support of his party, LakasCMD.
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But on September 16, 2009, when Lakas-CMD chose Gilbert Gibo C. Teodoro to represent their
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party for the presidency, Fernando reiterated "he is keeping his options open and may possibly run as an independent 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 countrys 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-managed cities and a paradigm of responsive and effective governance. During his incumbency, Marikina City was accorded 55 citations and distinctions As Chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), Metropolitan Manila has been dramatically changing into a livable metropolis. With his exceptional administrative skills and leadership qualities 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 de Cagayan, The Outstanding Filipino(TOFIL) Award for Government Service, the H.R Reyes Academic Medallion of Honor, Central

Colleges of the Philippines and Doctor of the Public Administration, Honoris Causa by the polytechnic University of the Philippines. Mr. Political Will. Suaviter in modo, fortiter in re a Latin phrase which means Gentle in manner, Resolute in action. He speaks and deals with people from all walks of life with amiable bearing of a real gentleman but decides and acts with a firm political will, uncompromising with his principles. From his passion of building structures, he now prides himself as a builder of character. The Chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority