Leader in Focus
HONORABLE MARTIN RAUL S. SISON II
Amidst the turmoil in political leadership of Urbiztondo emerged a new brand of a leader.
Gifted with massive dynamism of a young age and equipped with a fast-increasing political wisdom, administrative experiences and sincere concern for those in difficult socio-economic situation, Mayor Martin Raul S. Sison II has been destined to lead the Municipality towards a future which the Urbiztondonians aspire for:
“A fast-growing agro-industrial Municipality where God-loving people enjoy a safer and better quality of life inspired by a responsive leadership that actively promotes efficient, accountable and transparent local governance fully supported by environmentally-caring citizens in attaining a 1st class municipal status by Year 2025”.
Mayor Martin Raul S. Sison II holds some distinctions never before possessed by nor seen from a leader in the long history of the Municipality. These are as follows:
–he is the youngest elected Municipal Councilor of Urbiztondo in 2010 local elections at the age of 21 and emerging as No. 1 Councilor at that (also one of the youngest elected Municipal Councilors in the Province of Pangasinan);
–he is the youngest to serve as Municipal Vice Mayor of Urbiztondo after his single term as a Municipal Councilor during the local elections of 2013 at the age of 24, and
–by operation of existing laws of our Republic on succession, he assumed the position of a Municipal Mayor (also the youngest in the history of the Municipality at age 25) after the untimely death of the former Mayor on June 7, 2014.
Young as he is, he has manifested strong leadership skills as in his first two elective positions, he served as Vice Chair of the National Movement of Young Legislators, Vice President of Vice Mayors’ League of the Philippines of both Pangasinan Chapter and Secretary General of Vice Mayor’s League of the Philippines Region I Chapter.
Mayor Sison comes from a well-known political bloodline as his grandfather, Don Pedro “Pedring” Sison had served as the Municipal Mayor in 1986 to 1988 during the incumbency of President Cory Aquino. His father, Don Raul P. Sison I, was a former Municipal Councilor and has been serving his second term now as a Provincial Board Member of 2nd District of Pangasinan.
The young Local Chief Executive finished his elementary grades at Saint Paul College in Makati in 2002, his secondary school at Aquinas School of San Juan, Manila in 2006 and his BS International Business & Entrepreneur Management Degree at the San Beda College in Mendiola, Manila in 2010. He is the 2nd among three children of Honorable Board Member Raul P. Sison I of Barangay Galarin and the former Ms. Marilyn Sanglay of Butuan City, Mindanao.