About the Mayor
HONORABLE MEYNARDO A. SABILI, a true blooded Batangueño, won the hearts of the Lipeños by a margin of 6,463 votes over the incumbent Mayor in the May, 2010 elections. His desire to run for the mayoralty post was prompted by his sincere desire to serve and by the strong clamor for change by the Lipeños. His Lipeño friends found him to be the most eligible candidate to bring that change in the city.
Before he became the Mayor of Lipa, he is a self-made man. He is a successful businessman. His business affiliations include being Chairman of the Sabili General Hospital, President of the MAS Customs Brokerage Corp., President of the MAS International Consolidators, President of the Sabili Gloves Manufacturing Inc., Vice – President of the HAZAMA Corporation in Tokyo, Japan and consultant of the HAZAMA TAIZEI NIPPON STEEL in Japan. People would tell of his riches.
Despite his success in business, his educational background seems to lead him to the realm of public service. He took up Bachelor of Arts Major in Political Science in UST, Bachelor of Laws in Ateneo de Manila and some units of Masters of Law in UST.
The political arena is not new to him. He was a two-term Provincial Board Member (Bokal) of the 4th District of Batangas from 1995-1998 and 1998-2001.
He continued to heed the call for public service in the election years that followed but was not quite as lucky. Nonetheless, nine years after his last electoral position, a sweeter glory awaited his burning desire to be of service. It was an unexpected victory to many and a surprise to his rival. This time, nothing can stop him. Even the disqualification case filed against him was silenced. Fifty three percent (53%) of the Lipeño voters casted their votes for him, a loud cry for change that only their pens and ballots heard. He is now the true and only Mayor of Lipa.