City Mayor Profile


Gender:         FEMALE
Birthdate:     JULY 10, 1964
Address:        BRGY. 7, GINGOOG CITY
Religion:        ROMAN CATHOLIC
Nationality:  FILIPINO




Marie Guingona, Gingoog City’s new City Mayor, is the only daughter, among three children, of Teofisto “Tito” Guingona Jr. (former Senator and Vice-President of the Philippines) and Ruth L. Guingona (former Mayor of Gingoog). Her brother, Teofisto “TG” Guingona III, is a member of the 15th Congress Senators who currently chairs the Committee on Accountability of Public Officers and Investigations a.k.a. the Blue Ribbon Committee. Her other brother, Rollie Guingona, is a musician and classical pianist.



Before being sworn to office as the city’s local chief executive, Marie Guingona has served as the Chairperson of the Philippine National Red Cross – Gingoog Chapter. Since 2004, Marie has been very active in blood-related activities, disaster risk management, and other humanitarian aid & services within Gingoog City. She has extended Mass Feeding program to rural, coastal, and urban barangays and was occasionally invited to deliver a message in programs, symposia, and seminars as spokesperson of Red Cross.

Like many other Red Cross volunteers, Marie embodies the fundamental principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. To this day, these values guide and inspire her to religiously take part in acts of charity, heroism, poverty alleviation and peacekeeping, especially that Gingoognons have entrusted the city’s governance under her.


MayorMarie---punongTATAK GUINGONA!

Mayor Marie’s administration is anchored on the following eight (8) point agenda:

G         -           Good Governance, Transparency and Accountability
U         -           Utilizing Agricultural Resources
I           -           Infrastructure Development and Housing
N         -           Natural Resources and Tourism Development
G         -           Good Education and Technical Skills Development
O         -           Orderly, Peaceful and Secured Community
N         -           Nutrition and Adequate Health Services
A         -           Alleviation of Poverty

The above governing agenda serve as Mayor Marie Guingona’s administration guideposts in determining the appropriate programs, projects and activities for the next three (3) years.





  • implementation of principles from DILG’s Seal of Good Local Governance in consonance with the President’s good housekeeping and full disclosure policy
  • launching of Galing Barangay Award as replication of DILG’s SGLG 
  • increase of 9.8 % real property tax collection and other revenues
  • increase of revenue generation by conducting major appraisal and assessment of the real properties of King Energy Generation in San Luis and MORESCO II properties in all barangays
  • inventory of idle lands with ad valorem tax to encourage production
  • improvement of tax mapping and digitization of records  
  • 35th Competitive City among 134 cities in the Philippines
  • recipient of the Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance





  • improvement of farm to market roads
  • inputs for agro-industry cum forestry
  • enhancement of livelihood projects and agricultural productions
  • implementation of National Greening Program by allocating P832,000. 00 for agro-forestry
  • conduct of community coastal clean-ups with officials and residents
  • series of reforestation and mangrove nurturing in mitigating the effects of global warming
  • budget of P9,390,693.00 for  solid waste management in compliance with RA 9003
  • decrease of daily garbage collection from 30 tons per day to 6 tons as an outcome disposals and operation of controlled dumpsite
  • distribution of seedlings for tree growing to planters
  • imposition of total log ban with DENR forest rangers
  • recognition of Gingoog as the only representative in Region 10 under the ASEAN Model Cities Program chosen by DENR
  • recognition of  Gingoog by the National Solid Waste Commission as good performer of RA 9003 through segregation at source, segregated collection and functionality of Material Recovery Facilities (MRF)




  • Implemented infra projects totaling to 750Million Pesos
  • concretization ofP50M Peace Road projects from portions of  Brgys. Anakan to Kalipay
  • concretization ofP50M Peace Road projects from Brgys. Anakan to Mimbalagon
  • construction of P23M farm to market roads from DA
  • turn-over and acceptance of Villa Veronica from National Housing Authority (NHA) to LGU-Gingoog for socialized housing
  • completion of slaughterhouse Livestock & Display Area worth P2.7M
  • construction of drainage system for flood control program
  • restoration of Old City Hall as Museum worth P4.2M
  • energization of Sitios
  • site acquisition and site development for housing projects




  • resolution for DENR to declare Mounts Lumot and Mangabon as protected areas
  • implementation of total log ban
  • distribution of different varieties of seedlings for agricultural forestry
  • protection of watersheds and river banks by planting trees and bamboos
  • coordination with Bantay Dagat, Bantay Kalikasan and other entities in conserving and protecting natural resources 




  • allocation of P5M for Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP)
  • appropriation of P5M for students’ degree program enrolling in Bukidnon State University – Malaybalay Main Campus & in  Gingoog  External Center and in MOSCAT- Claveria, Bukidnon
  • allocation of P305,000.00 for Youth Welfare Program
  • budget P276,000.00 for ICT-SCALA operation for indigent PYAP members
  • launching of Abtik Pinoy and inauguration of Balay Pangarap for street kids, children at risk and children in conflict with the law
  • full organization of PYAP and series of enrolment to ICT-SCALA program
  • conduct of Adolescent Reproductive Health modules to students as a thrust of population and development program
  • strengthening of Day Care Centers and Early Childhood Care Development programs in most barangays  
  • Allocation of 290 Thousand Pesos for the scholarship program of Indigenous People
  • Two-year consecutive awardee as “Most Outstanding LGU in CTEC program of Misamis Oriental
  • Allocation of 7.6 Million Pesos for technological and vocational courses (2014)
  • Allocation of 2.9 Million Pesos for technological and vocational program (2015)




  • establishment of “Project Tindog” to  all puroks in 79 barangays
  • launching of Magpakabana Gingoog Alang sa Kahapsay ug Kalinaw (MGK) which revitalizes  ‘tanods’ with tactical training, provides necessary equipment and establishes  linkages with PNP & PA
  • launching of “Project Yolly”
  • activation of Barangay Council for the Protection of Children (BCPC)
  • constant coordination with PNP, Army and barangay tanods
  • daily garbage collection for Clean, Green & Beautiful Gingoog program
  • segregation of solid waste from households and other garbage sources
  • transfer of illegal vendors from national highways to proper venue to refrain from untoward incidents and maintain food sanitation   
  • Regional awardee of “Gawad Kalasag” through Brgy. 18 Day Care Learning Center for humanitarian criterion
  • Regional Awardee as “City with Best Fire Station Personnel”



N             –              NUTRITION AND ADEQUATE HEALTH


  • recognition of Gingoog as first year Green Banner Awardee on nutrition by DOH-Regional Office due to its program in decreasing prevalence rate of malnutrition from 12.7% in 2008 to 4.3% in 2014 
  • decrease on measles due to expanded program on immunization
  • awareness on maternal and child health program by the 94% pregnant women
  • massive information drive on dental health program to various schools and barangays
  • special attention on health to children with disabilities
  • implementation of Gingoog Go4Health in preventing cardio-vascular diseases
  • health and financial assistance forTuberculosis Program
  • recognition of Gingoog as ZERO MALARIA case for 4 consecutive years   
  • installation of waterworks system to various barangays
  • information and cleanliness drive against malaria and other mosquito-carried diseases
  • conduct of ‘Kaabag aron Kaserbisyohan ang Katawhan sa Kabaranggayan’  with basic  and  added services  to barangay people
  • conduct of Family Development Sessions on health, responsible parenthood, Nutrition, sanitation  among beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps)
  • supplementary feeding program to Day Care pupils and to disadvantaged children  
  • Green Banner awardee on nutrition in Northern Mindanao and Misamis Oriental
  • Provincial Awardee of “Zero Open Defecation” (Barangay with Best Sanitation Practice)


A             -               ALLEVIATION OF POVERTY


  • allocation for livelihood projects to tiger grass (lawi) planters and producers
  • financial assistance to coco sugar cooperative members
  • funding program for agro-industry, livestock projects among People’s Organizations
  • dispersal of 346 cattle and other productive animals to 298 beneficiaries as part of poverty-reduction intervention
  • funding of P7.5M  for livelihood projects of farmers and fishermen through CFAD program of the Department of Agriculture
  • construction of Tissue Culture Laboratory of P500K for agricultural program
  • continuation of subsidy program to farmers
  • distribution of seeds and seedlings for vegetable, rice, corn and crop production
  • ongoing technical assistance and demonstration to farmers
  • implementation of fishery projects
  • community-based training program in soft broom making to various barangays