Born to a cause-oriented family on the 9th of November, 1968, Krisel Lagman- Luistro, the eldest child of Representative Edcel C. Lagman of the First District of Albay and Mrs. Ma. Cielo Burce-Lagman, is the Tabaco City's first elected Lady City Mayor.
Before being elected as the City Mayor of Tabaco, Krisel Lagman-Luistro served as Congresswoman of the first District of Albay for two consecutive terms (1998- 2004), member of the Sangguniang Bayan and the Albay Sangguniang Panlalawigan and Director of the National Liga ng mga Barangay.
During her six years in Congress, City Mayor Krisel Lagman-Luistro was able to pass into law several priority measures, among them were RA 9020, An Act Creating the City of Tabaco; RA 9242, An Act Mandating the Use of Tropical Fiber for Uniforms of All Government Employees; RA 9208, An Act Criminalizing Trafficking in Persons; RA 9262, The Violence of Women and Their Children Act; and RA 9231, The Special Protection of Children Against Child Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act.
City Mayor Krisel was a University Scholar in the University of the Philippines, Diliman where she finished her Bachelor of Science in Zoology. She also graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Public Health from Neumann College, Aston, Pennsylvania, USA where she was recipient of the Excellence in Leadership Award. She is also registered in the "Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges". Mayor Krisel attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government in Harvard University, Cambridge, USA where she completed an Executive Program on Leaders in Development. She also took several courses on Strategic Leadership and Management for Population and Reproductive Health and Advance in Health Communication and Advocacy at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and Center for Communications Programs, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She was also granted a Hubert Humphrey Fellowship in Public Policy and Global Health, under the Fulbright Program, in Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Mayor Krisel was selected as an Outstanding Neophyte Solon and an Outstanding Neophyte Legislator by Public Eye Magazine. She was also selected Congresswoman of the Year 2001 by Congress Magazine and was given recognition by the National Centennial Commission-Women's Sector for promoting women's agenda as a Woman Legislator.A pro-poor public health practitioner and an indefatigable public servant, Mayor Krisel is devoted wife to Mr. Ramon Mariano Luistro and mother to thirteen-year-old Julia Gabrielle, nine-year-old Joaquin Enrique and five-year-old Ramon Lorenzo.