Hon. Madelaine Yorobe Alfelor
Mayor of Iriga City

“Creating new jobs and developing human capacity are not easy tasks. Local institutions and national policy makers must align local human and natural resources of the community to match both global and regional markets, and they can strive to create new jobs that fit both the local people and the place”
(Blakely and Bradshaw, 2002).

Who is Madelaine Yorobe Alfelor?

Madelaine Yarobe Alfelor is Female Mayor of Iriga City. She is the mayor who has a big concern in Disaster Risk Reduction. As one of the capital city in the Philippines who always pass by hurricane and tornado. Iriga City has lost many things because of the effect of the disaster. One of the reasons, she was active in Disaster Risk Reduction Forum and Organization. Iriga City citizen has good knowledge in every kind of disaster. Therefore they have fast disaster recovery process.

Iriga City received many awards and recognition both national and international not only from disaster management and recovery process but also from tourism. Iriga City has many good places for tourism and business sectors. Connecting all business permit in One Place and with Integrated IT system is one of his achievement. She also concerns with Local Economic Development, as many his citizen was work in fisheries and tourism. Involving local expert and local communities to learn new skills that support their jobs, and also open opportunities young citizen to have skills for future and put away them from drugs. She is also empowering female citizens to market their creativity for tourism.