Naga City Essay

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I: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In the late 1990s, the Naga City faces a dilemma regarding overpopulation. Thousands of immigrants move to the urban areas like Naga City as a strategy of survival because urban areas have more job opportunities and other privileges than that of rural areas. Thus, the drastic increase in population cannot be supported by the limited resources of the city including public service. Because of this, former Naga City Mayor Jesse Robredo came up with a plan to address the problem on population, as well as all the problems that comes with it. He, together with his team, created Metro Naga Development Council. MNDC faced many problems such as its lack of authority to impose its plans on the local executives of different local…show more content…
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