MANILA, Danilo Favor, a nurse by profession has again made history with his election as deputy mayor of East Grinstead in Sussex, Philippine News Agency (PNA) reported, according to the Philippine Embassy in the United Kingdom.
Favor, a member of the Conservative Party, became the first Filipino to hold elective office in the UK after he was elected Councillor of East Grinstead in 2011 and was re-elected to a second term in 2015.
On Tuesday night, Ambassador to UK Antonio Manuel Lagdameo congratulated Favor.
The envoy said Favor, elected by members of the East Grinstead Town Council, will assist Town Mayor Rex Whittaker during Council meetings and in raising funds for various community charities.
Favor is a recipient of the Presidential Banaag Award for outstanding Filipino individuals and organisations overseas who have advanced the cause and promoted the interests of overseas Filipino communities.
An ophthalmic nurse practitioner at the Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Favor has lived in East Grinstead for 15 years. -- NNN-BERNAMA
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK