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AG Rob Bonta swears in Daly City Mayor Manalo; Lions Club awarded

By Jun Nucum
DALY CITY – Erstwhile Vice Mayor Juslyn Manalo has assumed as Daly City mayor after she was selected to be mayor for a one-year term in a special council meeting for the City Council Reorganization.
Manalo was sworn in by the State of California’s Attorney General Rob Bonta.
During the event, Bonta expressed excitement to be in Daly City to listen and celebrate Daly City’s community heroes

“I thank you for recognizing the folks that made your city better and to see that the spirit of optimism, of hope of inspiration behind all of you just showed that the future of this great city is created by great leaders. It is a great honor as the first Filipino American legislator and Attorney General of the State of California to have the opportunity to lead the swear in the next great mayor of this city,” Bonta stressed.

Bonta said that he smiled in his seat when it was mentioned that Quezon City, the city where he was born at St. Luke’s hospital in the Philippines, is a sister city of Daly City, calling the Quezon City a very special place.

Manalo, for her part, was humbled and honored to have had the opportunity to be sworn in by Attorney General Rob Bonta, a fierce advocate for California.

“I was able to share this historic moment with my husband, children, and parents by my side,” Manalo said. “To the Daly City community, I will uphold the duties and responsibilities as your Mayor. I take this role seriously and am dedicated to serving each and every one of you this coming year. I remain committed to prioritizing affordable housing (building and sustaining more rental and ownership opportunities), public safety, youth development and senior services, healthy neighborhoods, improved parks, and the intentional reimagining of public services in all facets of local government towards social justice and equity.”

Manalo also congratulated Dr. Roderick Daus-Magbual on being elected as the Vice Mayor and gushed at the sight of having Dr. Rod being sworn in by his daughter, Amianan.

The City Council reorganization also saw Raymond A. Buenaventura, Glenn R. Sylvester, and Pamela DiGiovanni as Council Members.

In the same event, the Lions Club of Daly City was adjudged as the nonprofit of the year 2023 awardee. Among its noble activities that Lions Club was the Springfest for children  for decades now, eyecare program for those who need it, and raise funds for those in need in the community.

The Daly City Lions Club was started under the International Association of Lions Club in February 26 1941 making them one of the oldest clubs in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is an organization who asserts that “friendships made in Lionism last a lifetime because they are based on a commitment of service.”

“Finally the bell had tolled for the Daly City Host Lions Club. For 90 years they have been very active not only locally but also internationally. So we are proud to be a member of the Daly City Host Lions Club whose membership is through invitation and most of the members are the bigwigs of Daly City,” exclaimed Ray Satorre, also Daly City Planning Commissioner.