About the Mayor
For this young and dynamic leader of President Roxas town, progress is a collective effort, with the first step taken by the local government, empowering its people so that they can do well and improve their lives.
Hon. Mayor Raymund Segovia Locsin was born on May 24, 1967 in Roxas City. He is the eldest son of Ramon Consing Locsin, who also served as Mayor of President Roxas for twenty years. Inspired by the legacy of his father’s accomplishments and the philanthropic deeds of his grand parents, the late Domingo Montelibano Locsin and Luisa Consing Locsin, Mayor Locsin has been a catalyst of change since his first assumption to office as Vice Mayor of the town in 1992.
He was elected in 1998 as the 6th mayor of President Roxas. After his three (3) terms as mayor, he was elected and served as Sangguniang Panlalawigan Member for the first district of the province of Capiz in 2007-2010.
However, his concern on the welfare of his constituents in President Roxas made him decide to return to his hometown. He was again elected as the 8th mayor of President Roxas in May 2010.
During his stint as mayor, he introduced innovations on the systems, structures and procedures utilizing the latest technology for more efficient governance. He caused the establishment and installation of the first automated systems in the local government unit, the Civil Registry Information System (CRIS) and the Geographic Information System (GIS).
Long before the advent of internet services provided by cellular telephone companies in rural areas, President Roxas is the only municipality that was able to connect to the internet using the Very Short Aperture Terminal (VSAT) technology. With the internet connection in place he was able to establish the first LGU-initiated eLibrary (electronic library) in Capiz serving as a public internet café with a very minimal charge.
These initiatives are possible through his linkages with other government and non-government agencies in addition to his being an information technology enthusiast. These are only few of the many “firsts” contributed by Mayor Locsin to the development of President Roxas.
His development agenda, focused on livelihood generation, organizational development, comprehensive education and sports development, sustained peace and order, integrated health and social welfare initiatives, and lastly, natural resources conservation and protection aims to propel the Municipality of President Roxas into its full potential to achieve progress without compromising the welfare of the people.
As the town’s chief executive, he believes that one has to take the first step forward no matter how small it is, in order to advance.