Mayor Benhur Abalos holds the Rafael M. Salas Population & Development Award recently given by the Commission on Population-National Capital Region during its commemorative program on World Population Day held at the Century Park Hotel, Manila.

Mandaluyong bested six other local government units in the NCR for its people-centered governance and innovative development initiatives.

PopCom started the award in 1990 to perpetuate the legacy of the first head of the United Nations Population Fund, Rafael M. Salas, in achieving a better world for generation after generation.

With Mayor Abalos in photo are (left to right) Commission on Population-NCR Regional Director Lolito R. Tacardon, City Councilors Alex Sta. Maria and Boy Esteban, Commission on Population Executive Director Juan Antonio Perez II, MD, MPH and City Health Officer Pecos Camarines.