Honorable Ernesto T. Matugas is fondly called “Nitoy” by his family and friends. He was born on November 13, 1950. He is a true-blooded Surigaonon who has made a name for himself through hard work and dedication. He excelled in his fields of school and business management, construction and real estate development.
As a third termer, Mayor Nitoy continued to focus on a style of governance putting emphasis on efficiency and productivity. He has implemented new policies and continues to aim at making City Hall and its employees more effective in delivering basic services, resources and fiscal management, attract foreign investments, increase, develop and maximize the tourism potentials of Surigao City, and implement sustainable programs that will create an impact and improve the quality of life of all Surigaonons.