Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong said he was not “born to be a leader.”
The Baguio politiko made the statement during his oathtaking last June 30.
“I take pride that in much of my public life I served the noble profession of arms, an officer and a gentleman reared and trained to lead commands of responsibility,” Magalong said.
“Admittedly, I was not born to be a leader, but I became one, not because I set out to be one, but because I aspired to make a difference,” he added.
Magalong vowed to lead by example in the next three years.
“Humbly leading by example, I will strive to inspire every worker in government to perform his mandate, to have this mindset of quality service, not just to spend a day at work, but to do it better than his usual best with the ultimate objective of developing that Culture of Excellence,” he said.