Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran has been designated acting mayor of Bacolod City until September 25.
Bacolod Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez is in the United States with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
No. 1 Councilor Thaddy Sayson is the acting vice mayor and will preside over the Sangguniang Panlungsod session on Wednesday, Familiaran said.
Familiaran said Benitez designated him acting mayor until his return from the United States.
Marcos is set to deliver the Philippine national statement at the 77th United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, September 20, and is meeting with Filipinos and business groups during his working visit to the United States, Malacañang announced.*