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City Mayor of Tagum



Name: Allan Lopez Rellon
Address : Villa Paraiso, Visayan Village, Tagum City
Date & Place of Birth: May 5, 1969, Babak, Davao del Norte
Children: Alderson, Allena Sharm, Alovette Sharm

Family Background in Public Service:

Father: Nicanor Tampepe Rellon (Retired Municipal Agriculturist of Tagum City)
Mother: Lucia Antalan Lopez (Deceased) (Retired Master Teacher I, DepEd)

Grandfather: Lucas Lopez  (Former Treasurer of Magugpo Municipality – Now Tagum City)
Uncle: Hon. Aniano Antalan  (City Mayor of Island Garden City of Samal, 2007-present)
Uncle: Hon. Rogelio Antalan  (Former City Mayor of Island Garden City of Samal, 1998-2007)
Relative: Hon. Ely Catagena Dacalus  (Board Member of 2nd District of Davao del Norte, 2007-present)


Elementary: Magugpo Pilot Central Elementary School (1982) | Consistent Honor Pupil
Secondary: Tagum City National High School (1986) | Most Outstanding Boy Scout of the Philippines
Tertiary: University of Mindanao Tagum College (1990)
BS Education major in Math (MAGNA CUM LAUDE)
Highest Leadership Distinction as Supreme Student Council
President and ROTC/WATC Corps Commander

Graduate Studies:

Ateneo de Davao University
Master in Public Administration maj in Government Supervision (1997)

University of Mindanao Davao City
Master of Arts in Education maj in Supervision and Administration | 33 units earned (1992)

Post Graduate Studies :

Southwestern University
Doctor in Public Administration (DPA) (October 2011), Research Excellence Awardee

Ateneo de Davao University
Doctor of Philosophy maj in Development Studies |(51 units earned)


✓ P.D. 907 as Magna Cum Laude Certificate (1990)
✓ PBET –Professional Board Examination for Teachers (1990)
✓ AFP Gen. Classification Test (AFP GCT) (1990)
✓ Career Service Sub-Professional (1988)


✓ Most Outstanding Vice Mayor of Davao del Norte (2009)
✓ Most Outstanding Leadership Awardee of the Senate of the Philippines & VMLP
✓ Three Timer National Awardee (Grand Slam) as 2009 Best Army and AFP Reservist Officer of the Year (2009, 201, 2011)
✓ Various Military Commendation, Civic Action and Merit Medals from the Phil Army, AFP
✓ Various National BSP Merit Medals and USA Medals
✓ Plaque of Commendation as Convention Director of 18th Vice Mayors’ League of the Philippines (VMLP) National Convention (2011) in Davao City
✓ Community Service Award from the University of Mindanao (2011)
✓ Various certificates of appreciation and recognition from various organizations


✓ Elected Vice Mayor of Tagum City for three (3) terms now (2004-2013), garnered the highest votes among the elected city officials.
✓ Elected City Councilor of Tagum (No. 2 in 1998-2001 and No. 1 in 2001-2004)
✓ Youngest Municipal/City Administrator of the Local Government Unit of Tagum (1993-1998)
✓ Former College Instructor, Special Assistant to the Director, College Administrator of the University of Mindanao Tagum Campus (1990-1993).
✓ Associate Professor II of the Graduate School of UM Tagum Campus (2004-present)
✓ Former High School Teacher of Tagum National High School (1990)
✓ Utility Worker (Admin) at NIA -PIO, Davao del Norte (1998-1989)
✓ Laborer/Typist (Admin) at NIA-PIO, Davao del Norte (1987-1988)
✓ Sales Boy at Elmer’s Store, Tagum City (1986)


✓ Past National Secretary General & Davao del Norte Chapter Past President – Vice Mayors’ League of the Philippines
✓ Regional Commissioner -Boy Scouts of the Philippines- Eastern Mindanao Region & Vice Council Chairman –Tagum City Associate Council
✓ President – Tagum City National High School Alumni Association
✓ Vice President and Past President –UM Tagum Alumni Association, Inc.
✓ Acting Commanding Officer- 2201st Ready Reserve Brigade & 1st Davao del Norte Ready Reserve Battalion, Phil Army
✓ National VP for Operation – Kababayan Riders Association for a New Cultural Harmony and Order, Inc (Karancho)
✓ Vice President and Past President -Young Men’s Christian Association – Davao del Norte Chapter
✓ Supremo – Philippine Guardians Brotherhood, Inc.
✓ Honorary Member – Tagum Runners
✓ Board of Trustee Vice Chairman – Gloria Christi Regis Center for Street & Abandoned Children
✓ Board of Director – Tagum Friends of the Home Foundation (Home for the AGED)
✓ Member – Kabayan Anti Crime Group
✓ Member – URGENT
✓ Member – Kabalikat CIVICOM

SELECTED TRAININGS: (National & International)

✓ Study Tour on Asia Development Dialogue: Building Resilient and Effective Governance of Emerging Cities in ASEAN (March 2014)
✓ Study Tour on Good Governance & Policy Making in Lee Kwan University, Singapore (May 2012)
✓ Study Tour on Governance and Environment in Singapore (August 27-29, 2009)
✓ Development Management Course for Young Legislators by the Asian Institute of Management –Makati, Philippines (June 12-16, 2007)
✓ Study Cum Observation on Legislation & Development in Hongkong, Guangzhou, Shenshen and Macau (Peoples Republic of China), August 16-23, 2006
✓ China Cultural & Technical Exchange Program in Beijing, Hangzhou and Shanghai (Peoples Republic of China) , June – July, 2004
✓ Food and Nutrition Program (FNP-Planning & Management Course) in Kon Khaen University, Thailand (September 30- October 11, 2002)
✓ Study on Local Development in Japan (July 12- August 8, 2008)
✓ World Youth Forum/Training in Cologne, Germany (July 13-19, 1999)
✓ Youth Leadership Forum in Geneva, Switzerland( April 6-12, 1999)


✓ Prime mover of the City Educational Scholarship Program, Special Program for Employment of Students, Schools of Madrasah and Alternative Learning System, City Vocational/Technical Scholarship Program, Day care Program, Skills Training, A & E Balik Eskwela para sa Out of School Youth.
✓ Initiated yearly Comprehensive Medical Outreach Program that benefitted thousands of recipients (Operation Tuli,Dental, Minor Surgery and Medical Check Up).
✓ Established a Medical and Burial Assistance Referral System for those in need of medical health and burial assistance.
✓ Established College Educational Scholarship Referral System to those interested but financially challenged students who went searching for ways to achieve a higher degree of education.
✓ Strengthened the Sulong Dunong Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development thru allocating funds to support the education of more than hundreds high school students of Tagum City.
✓ Crafted an Ordinance Declaring October 10 of the year as the Tribal Day in Tagum City.
✓ Spearheaded Youth for Peace Building and Leadership Seminar.
✓ Assisted and supported various sports events in schools, barangays, puroks and organizations.
✓ Giving of Plaque of Leadership Excellence to outstanding student leaders every year.
✓ Spearheaded various fun runs in the city since 2011 whose proceeds are for social welfare, scholarship, school chairs program and peace efforts.
✓ Donated paints to all schools, as well as, giving of Class Records and Class Registers to all teachers every year.
✓ Organized Reservists, Guardians, Alumni, Karancho and Boy Scouts as manpower during the Brigada Eskwela.
✓ Resource Speaker on Parliamentary Rules and Procedures, Leadership, Personality Development, Local Legislation to students, SK, Barangay Functionaries, Cooperative, PTCA Officers and among others.
✓ Presided Regulars and Special Sessions, facilitated the approval of 1, 461 resolutions, 272 ordinances, 51 appropriation ordinances and assisted the conducted of 1, 127 committee hearings and meetings.
✓ Initiated the publication of a legislative magazine called the Sanggunian Digest.
✓ Initiated the Live Radio and TV Broadcasting of the SP Regular Sessions
✓ Innovating the translation of the Ordinances into vernacular.
✓ Initiated and supported the increase of honorarium and incentives of Day Care Workers, Barangay Nutrition Scholars and Barangay Health Workers.
✓ Creation of the Legislative Backstopping Unit to be the research of the Sangguniang Panlungsod.
✓ Initiated Capability Building seminar workshops to all legislative personnel.


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Education, Employment and Culture

Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment Development

Genuine Peace, Safety and Security

Livelihood and Tourism Development

Economy and Affordability of Taxes

Wellness, Sports and Health

Infrastructure, Transportation and Communication Development

NGO’s, GO’s and Cooperatives Convergence and Recognition Development

God-Centered and Good Governance

Social Services