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Former Councilor, Vice Mayor and now the city’s First Female Mayor elect Maria Sheilah Honrado Lacuna-Pangan serves as the Presiding Officer of the 38-member City Council collaborating with Mayor Francisco M. Domagoso in terms of enacting enabling local legislation for administration-supported measures.  

The commendable leadership partnership of Manila Mayor Domagoso and Vice Mayor Lacuna-Pangan is highlighted by the enactment of noteworthy 164 ordinances and 358 resolutions from July 1 2019 to March 23, 2021). 

These include the following landmark legislation on shelter, gender, anti-discrimination on gender preference, protection of consumers, no contact apprehension, the establishment of Muslim cemetery, declaration or Arroceros Forest Park as a permanent forest park, revival of Escolta as the “queen of streets” in Manila, among others. 

Attached to her track record of public service that spans almost three decades are the following accomplishments:

  • First Woman Vice Mayor and Presiding Officer in the history of the City of Manila

  • First Woman Majority Floor Leader in the history of the City Council of Manila

  • Three-term City Councilor, 4th District of Manila (2004-2013)

  • Chairman of the Committee on Education of the City Council of Manila

  • Member of all the 38 Committees of the City Council of Manila

  • Director of Manila Department of Social Welfare from 2013 to 2015

  • Public Health Center Physician under the Manila Health Department (1995-2004)

  • Resident Physician – Dermatology Department of the Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center (1992-1995)

As a member of the Manila City Council, then-Councilor Lacuna-Pangan is remembered for  significant ordinances such as:

  • Ordinance 8095 designating Bicycle and Motorcycle Lanes in main thoroughfares in Manila;

  • Ordinance 8179 creating the Manila AIDS Council for the prevention and control of sexually transmitted infections; Ordinance 8117 mandating all business establishments, private and public offices in the City of Manila, including schools to require all their applicants and employees to submit to drug testing and conduct unannounced drug tests on all their employees at least once a year; and

  • Ordinance 8102 requiring the city’s hymn (Awit ng Maynila) in all flag ceremonies of schools, offices, and other institutional programs and in the opening of any and all official gatherings in the City of Manila.

As Director of Manila Department of Social Welfare from 2013 to 2015, she focused on programs and projects alleviating the plight of the city’s underprivileged and socially vulnerable sector, low-income families, homeless, informal settlers,  abandoned children, children in conflict with the law,  out- of- school youth, juvenile offenders, elders, people with disabilities and disaster-stricken families.

 With her vast experience as physician at the Public Health Center of the Manila Health Department and Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center, Mayor Domagoso entrusts her functions pertinent to healthcare services and other medical-related matters ensuring that the health and wellbeing of Manileños are taken care of.

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Educational Attainment

  • Finished her Residency Training in Dermatology at the Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center
  • Obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree from the De La Salle University
  • Passed the Medicine Board
 

Family Background

  • Eldest daughter of Former Vice Mayor Danilo “Danny” Bautista Lacuna and Retired PNB Executive Melanie “Inday” Honrado Lacuna

  • Married to Dr. Arnold “Poks” Martin Pangan
  • Mother to Lucia Danielle Lacuna Pangan