Here in the Philippines, the 2022 National and Local Elections have finally passed and as I am writing this, many results have been released and already a growing number of leading candidates are getting proclaimed by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC).
In the City of Las Piñas, Mayor Imelda Aguilar was proclaimed as winner in the local election according to a Manila Bulletin report. She won re-election by a landslide which earned her a 3rd term to serve her constituents from mid-2022 to mid-2025. She has been serving as the city’s top official since mid-2016 and had previously served as Mayor from mid-2004 to mid-2007. Along the way, her daughter and incumbent Vice Mayor April Aguilar-Nery also got proclaimed as a result of re-election.
To put things in perspective, posted below is the excerpt from the Manila Bulletin news report. Some parts in boldface…
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Las Piñas City has proclaimed incumbent Mayor Imelda Aguilar as the winner in the mayoral race in the city.
Aguilar received a total of 108,644 votes against her closest rival Doc Ferds Eusebio who got 38,285 votes.
The mayor’s daughter, Vice Mayor April Aguilar, also won with 123, 457 votes against Bishop Jerry Delos Reyes who got 44,991 votes.
Comelec officer Atty. Eli Aringay proclaimed the mother and daughter team and their councilors as winners at around 10:30 a.m. at the Las Pinas Session Hall. They were joined by their family members Dr. Aivee Teo, Anne Virgil Aguilar, Alelee Aguilar Andanar, and Bong Nery.
The Team Aguilar “Tuloy ang Serbisyo” thanked Las Piñeros for the support given to them.
Aguilar who is on her third and last term, and her vice mayor who is on her second term, vowed to continue giving better services to Las Piñeros
The mayor implemented the 5K (Kalusugan, Kaayusan,Kabuhayan,Kaalaman, and Kinabukasan) program during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The above report ended stating that Mayor Aguilar donated two years’ worth of her salary to buy additional test kits to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the city. When it comes to the national elections, a majority of Las Piñas voters elected Bongbong Marcos and Sara Duterte for President and Vice President respectively.
Let me end this piece by asking you readers: If you are a Las Piñas City resident, what is your reaction to the re-election of the Mayor and Vice Mayor? What do you hope to see from Mayor Aguilar in her third term? Are you thankful to the Mayor for serving you and your community members all these years?
You may answer in the comments below. If you prefer to answer privately, you may do so by sending me a direct message online.
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