By Helen Castaño | 05:06 PM October 03, 2021
Former Sangguniang Kabataan president Marie Karen Joy Digal-Asoy filed her certificate of candidacy (COC) for town councilor in Sevilla on Sunday, October 3.
But before she went to the municipal Commission on Elections (COMELEC) office, she visited first her father’s tomb.
There, Digal-Asoy asked her father- the late Sevilla Mayor Ceferino Digal- for blessing and guidance.
“I am always a daddy’s girl. And my father is my inspiration to serve the people,” said Digal-Asoy.
The daughter of former mayors Ceferino and Ernesita Digal filed her COC at Sevilla Comelec office together with her team- last termer councilor Marcelina Ayco who is running for mayor, outgoing councilor Roland Pacatang for vice mayor, and aspiring councilors Eloy Item, Dewo Anino, Romeo Llanto, Benjie Ejoc, Inday Hermi Ticon, Carol Fernandez and Ado Merincillo.
They will run under PDP-Laban.
Digal-Asoy was Sangguniang Kabataan municipal federated president of Sevilla in 2007-2010.
She said her “GROWTH platform” can be of great help to the community if ever she will be elected councilor.
Her GROWTH platform stands for:
G-Giving assistance to our youth sector of Sevilla
R-Rights: Being advocate of rights of Children, Women, LGBTQIA+
W-Women empowerment and support
T-tourist attractions development
H-Health education focusing on widespread knowledge especially on vaccines to help everything get back to normal, free yearly “patuli” by barangay, dental missions and other health-related focuses.