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Mayor Eduardo Ong Jr. of Carigara, Leyte

Introducing Mayor Eduardo Ong Jr. of Carigara, Leyte, a dynamic leader ushering in a new era of governance. Founded in 1571, Carigara's rich history has seen many leaders, but Mayor Ong stands out as one of the youngest and most determined. At just 26 years old, he's committed to clearing away old practices and revitalizing the town. One notable decision was canceling the centuries-old Turogpo Festival to uphold the Animal Welfare Act. Despite facing backlash, he's unwavering in his commitment to the law and animal welfare. Mayor Ong's fresh perspective and dedication to positive change are shaping Carigara's future.

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