Hon. Albert Que
POSITION AND AFFILIATION DURING THE PROGRAM:
Municipal Mayor, Bongao, Tawi-Tawi
ARTICULATED VISION DURING THE PROGRAM:
Improvement of the quality of life in Bongao through better multi-sectoral engagement
“I came to learn that almost anything can be achieved through perseverance, sheer determination and unbending faith in the Almighty God; that honesty, integrity and trustworthiness can be one’s greatest assets in business as well as in politics; and that talent or education cannot be substitute for hard work.”
Albert Que, then Municipal Mayor of Bongao, Tawi-tawi, imbibed the value of Good Governance in administering to his constituents. In his first two terms as Mayor, he has displayed determination and integrity in the wise and transparent use of Municipal funds, manifested by the delivery of promised infrastructure projects. He has thus grained the trust of domestic and international organizations like the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) which help fund various developmental projects in the country.
Towards the end of his term, Mayor Que completed the execution of several infrastructure projects such as the improvement of Bongao’s Wet Market and the construction of the Farm-to-Market road—projects which significantly contributed to building peace in the community. It is his belief that the creation of opportunities for livelihood will “turn insurgents into farmers, their guns into farming bolos, bullets into seeds for planting, and tanks into tractors.”
Aside from being the Local Chief Executive of Bongao, Mayor Que also served as the President of the League of Mayors in Tawi-tawi. He had been in local governance since 1998, and has been recognized as an Outstanding LGU Leader in ARMM by the DAR-ADB Agrarian Reform Communities Projects organization.