About the Mayor

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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 woman 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 (19982004), 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.  In  2015,  Krisel  completed  her  Master’s  in  Public  Administration  at  the  University  of  the  Philippines  National  College  of  Public  Administration and Governance with a summa cum laude Grade Point Average.

Krisel is successful in anything she sets her heart on because she is industrious and confident in her abilities even as she knows when she needs the help of others.  She is a team player and listens to suggestions. She is always willing to learn and above all, she is not afraid to make mistakes. Because the lessons learned from failure are as valuable as success.