The spotlight is now focused on City of Manila Mayor Maria Sheilah ‘Honey’ Honrado Lacuna–Pangan who recently sworn-in and inaugurated as the city leader last June 30, 2022 at the Manila Cathedral, in Intramuros, Manila. Mayor Lacuna is also the first female sworn-in mayor in the City of Manila.
As the newly-elected mayor, Lacuna vowed to provide better health and social services for Manila residents.
Outgoing Mayor Francisco Isko Moreno Domagoso officiated the sworn-in inauguration and Mayor Honey’s oath-taking as he passed the mayoral duties to her.
In her speech, the incoming Mayor thanked Moreno for letting her “shine” as his vice mayor. At the height of the pandemic, Lacuna, a registered physician, became Moreno’s point person on coronavirus-related matters, coordinating with health directors in the city.
“Not once did I feel that I was only a spare tire,” Lacuna said of Moreno. “He treated me as a sister and partner in all city government activities.”
Netizens can’t help commenting and reacting on her fabulous Filipiniana terno gown ensemble which shows a fierce and classy persona reminiscing of The Devil Wears Prada iconic moments. Netizens compare her to Miranda Priestly and wowed at the new city mayor.
“Expect that we will continue the quality service for our elderly, persons with disabilities, solo parents, students and teachers, public schools, police force, government employees, and ordinary citizens,” says incoming mayor Honey Lacuna.
*Photos screengrabbed from MPIO Facebook.