Elected in May 2013, Rose Furigay is serving her second three-year term as Lamitan’s first lady mayor. Since taking office, Mayor Furigay trail blazed in terms of transparency, accountability and good governance initiatives.
As the head of the City Government of Lamitan, one of the most culturally diverse city in the country, Mayor Rose has brought a performance-driven approach to the job. She created a more responsive, streamlined and efficient delivery of city services while paving the way to boost Lamitan’s financial future. Thanks to her leadership, LGU Lamitan City is on its way to garner its third Seal of Good Local Governance Award. In addition, the humble city is a Regional Kalasag Award Hall of Famer, one of the 37 Prime-HRM Bronze Awardee, and also a Galing Pook Finalist for its “Reaching Out Serving Everyone” (ROSE) Caravan. Along with these LGU Awards, Mayor Rose is also one of the most acclaimed Local Chief Executives for her achievements in terms of leadership and good governance.
The ROSE Caravan, one of the mayor’s signature initiatives, aims to improve the quality of life for residents in all neighborhoods. Her other priorities include people’s participation and sectoral engagements, disaster preparedness, and environmental protection. She is also passionate about women’s empowerment and educational reforms in Lamitan City.
As a member of different socio-civic organizations, her leadership efforts were nationally recognized as she was accorded as the “Most Outstanding Local Chief Executive” by the Civil Service Commission Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (CSC-ARMM).
Mayor Rose is a life-long resident of Lamitan City and lives in the local community where she grew up with eight siblings. She is a graduate of the University of San Carlos and earned a BS Pharmacy degree and Cum Laude Honors. Thus, Health Services is really close to her heart and is one of her advocacies. She is a Pharmacist by profession, and a successful businesswoman with 17 branches of pawnshops in Cebu, Zamboanga and Basilan.
Mayor Rose is the proud mother of First Daughters Hannah Rose Marian and Kelsey Rose Marian (Twin) and the dutiful spouse of former City Mayor and now City Vice Mayor Roderick H. Furigay who continuously carried on the family tradition of public service.