Mayor of Davao City
|Mayor of Davao City|
Seal of Davao City
|Residence||Davao City Hall|
|Appointer||Elected via popular vote|
|Term length||3 years|
|Inaugural holder||Santiago Artiaga|
The Mayor of Davao City is the chief executive of the government of Davao City in the Philippines. The mayor leads the city's departments in executing ordinances and delivering public services. The mayorship is a three-year term and each mayor is restricted to three consecutive terms, totaling nine years, although a mayor can be elected again after an interruption of one term.
- Santiago Artiaga (1937–1938)
- Agustin Alvarez (1938–1940)
- Pantaleon A. Pelayo, Sr. (1940–1941)
- Alfonzo G. Oboza, Sr. (1941–1942)
- Juan A. Sarenas (1943–1944)
- Donato Endriga (1944–1945)
- Apolinario C. Cabigon (1946–1946)
- Fundador R. Villafuerte (1946–1947)
- Leon A. Garcia (1947–1949)
- Bernardo B. Teves (1949–1953)
- Rodolfo B. Sarenas (1953–1954)
- Julian A. Rodriguez, Sr. (1954–1955)
- Carmelo L. Porras (1956–1967)
- Elias B. Lopez (1968–1971, 1981–1986)
- Luis T. Santos (1972–1981)
- Zafiro L. Respicio (1986–1987)
- Jacinto T. Rubillar (1987–1988)
- Rodrigo Duterte (1988–1998, 2001-2010, 2013-2016, leave of absence in 1990)
- Dominador B. Zuño, Jr. (Acting Mayor – Nov. 12, 1990–Jan. 11, 1991)
- Benjamin C. de Guzman (1998–2001)
- Sara Duterte (2010–2013, 2016-present)
- Bernard Al-Ag (Acting Mayor – July 18–July 22, 2016)
Vice Mayor of Davao City
The Vice Mayor is the second-highest official of the city. The vice mayor is elected via popular vote; although most mayoral candidates have running mates, the vice mayor is elected separately from the mayor. This can result in the mayor and the vice mayor coming from different political parties.
The Vice Mayor is the presiding officer of the Davao City Council, although he can only vote as the tiebreaker. When a mayor is removed from office, the vice mayor becomes the mayor until the scheduled next election. Bernard Al-ag assumed the post after the resignation of the previous Vice Mayor, Paolo Duterte, on January 5, 2018.
- Davao City Official Website
- Cudis, Christine (20 July 2016). "Councilor Bernard Al-ag to take over as Davao City acting mayor". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
- "Duterte accepts son Paolo's resignation as Davao vice mayor". CNN Philippines. January 5, 2018. Retrieved January 5, 2018.