Volleyball exec Charo Soriano runs for councilor in Tuguegarao
MANILA, Philippines—Volleyball official Charo Soriano is set to dabble in local politics after she submitted her certificate of candidacy in the local Commission on Elections office in Tuguegarao City.
Soriano, who took to Twitter on Wednesday, said she seeking a seat as councilor in her hometown of Tuguegarao.
“Sa panahon ngayon, madalas nating naririnig ang tanong na ‘ano ba ang ambag mo sa ating mundo?’” posted Soriano. “Naging tanong ko rin ito sa sarili ko.”
“Kaya ngayong araw, ako po ay nagpasa ng aplikasyon bilang inyong Sangguniang Panglungsod dito sa ating mahal na Tuguegarao para makatulong, maki-isa, makinig, at maiangat pang lalo ang pamumuhay ng Tuguegaraoeños.”
(It’s during these times that we often hear the question “what’s your contribution to the world?” And I also asked that of myself.)
(That is why today I have submitted my application to be part of your Sangguniang Panglungsod here in our beloved Tuguegarao City to help, be one, hear, and uplift further the lives of my fellow Tuguegaraoeños.)
Her father Jefferson Soriano is the incumbent mayor of Tuguegarao City.
Soriano, a board member in the Philippine National Volleyball Federation, is one of several sports personalities in the Philippines seeking government positions this coming election.
Manny Pacquiao is seeking the presidency while the likes of James Yap, Alvin Patrimonio, Paul Artadi, Ato Agustin, and Don Allado are all running for local positions.
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