Mayor Sonia Lorenzo
POSITION AND AFFILIATION DURING THE PROGRAM:
Mayor Municipality of San Isidro, Nueva Ecija
ARTICULATED VISION DURING THE PROGRAM:
Better quality of life for the people in San Isidro
“We have journeyed together and became a part of everyone’s problem, solution and success. Everyone wants to lead in solving the problem.”
Sonia Lorenzo graduated form the Royal and Pontifical University of Santo Tomas with a degree in Chemical Engineering; although she did not get to practice her chosen field of study, she sharpened her skills in management through her involvement in several family businesses. After immersing herself in business, she had her first exposure to public service through her husband’s political party who encouraged her to run for mayor. Upon being elected as the mayor of San Isidro, she has promoted socio-economic development through the cooperation of the citizens of San Isidro. Sonia also used her term as a mayor to increase the economic capital in the municipality by diversifying agricultural activities and the promotion of supplementary business activities. After two terms, she is now affiliated with the Ateneo School of Government, promoting good governance in local government units.