OFFICIALS of Bgy. Maybunga, Pasig recently threw their support for a reform-minded communicator vying for a seat in the city council.
Local executives led by Bgy. Captain Barok Alvarez expressed commitment to help marketing and public relations practitioner Gaby Ignacio win in next year’s elections.
This is the first time Ignacio will run for government office but she has solid exposure to public service being the niece of Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto.
“Gaby knows a lot about taking care of people because she grew up with me going around the provinces to deliver basic services to our needy countrymen,” said Recto, who is running unopposed as congressman for the 6th district of Batangas.
Political consultant Gewang Ignacio, Gaby’s father and cousin of Recto, said “my daughter has a big heart for underprivileged Filipinos whom she was able to engaged with at an early age.”
It is not surprising why Gaby is involved in many humanitarian undertakings, the most recent of which is the pantry organized by a civic group led by church leader Bhoy De Jesus.
While tending to their pantry project called ‘Ismolilit’a few days ago, she was noticed by Alvarez and barangay councilmen Ren Concepcion and Erwin Alvarez.
Upon knowing that Gaby was running as city councilor, local officials immediately supported her political plans.
Gaby earlier filed her certificate of candidacy. Inspired by the reforms transpiring in Pasig City under the leadership of Mayor Vico Sotto, the AB Communications degree holder from Ateneo De Manila vowed to support his programs on good governance and social welfare which she said are very beneficial to the people of Pasig.