This 28-year-old municipal mayor from Tarlac made rounds on social media.
Millennial politicians are now making a big wave online. In fact, in the Philippines, we have these young leaders who possess not only the heart of a servant but also admired because of their good looks. One of them is from a humble municipality of Tarlac, San Manuel, more than 160 kilometers north of Manila.
Meet the 28-year-old Mayor Donya Tesoro. If you don’t know her, you would probably think she is a model or an artist.
“Kung ang Manila at Pasig ay may gwapong Mayors. Kami naman dito sa San Manuel, Tarlac ay may maganda at may nagagawa rin para sa kanyang mga nasasakupan, walang iba kundi si Mayor Donya Tesoro.”
San Manuel is an agricultural town, with most of its people is dependent on rice farming and other agriculture as their source of income. Mayor Tesoro has done a lot of projects and helped many of her constituents.
Graduated Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Miriam College, Tesoro took her masters at Ateneo de Manila University’s Master in Public Management program. She studied several skills in leadership, governance, and public management. In 2013, she joined the world of politics and became a councilor.
Despite her grace and dedication to her position, there are still people who belittle and criticized her because of her age. Others believed that she wasn’t good enough to run an office considering her age, not to mention those people who suggested she doesn’t have enough experience to be the head of the town.
But she didn’t waver. She did her best to prove to people that she is capable to run the municipality regardless of her age. She has done a lot of projects, help her people, and eventually won their hearts. She won the elections last May 2019, replacing her father’s position, who is now the Vice Mayor of San Manuel.
She is indeed an inspiration to many millennials. We hope that your good deed will set a good example for our future young leaders.