Public service is not a job; it’s a purpose.
One can quit a job but not a purpose—
for the latter keeps one going.
BY ELAINE FELICITAS
PHOTOGRAPHY DANIEL SORIANO
Rep. Marlyn “Len” B. Alonte-Naguiat, from No.1 councilor to mayor to representative of the Lone District of Biñan City, has a purpose that drives her to deliver on her commitments to her constituents. Her brand of public service is her covenant to the people of Biñan. A promise that keeps her going, with a steady momentum and a resolute will. The congresswoman’s brand of leadership shines with her desire to help people and make their lives better.
While the people are the heart of public service, the elected officials are equally important in that they can be beneficial or detrimental in improving the lives of other people. Choosing the right leader has become crucial to the success of a city or a province, and is very timely as the
national and local elections are just around the corner.
With her 24 years in service, Alonte has proven that her contributions to her constituents and her hard work have paid off with their continued support in keeping her in office. Her projects show her advocacies on different aspects of the community and have transformed lives in the process.
KNOWING THE CONGRESSWOMAN
Alonte says her father, former Mayor Arthur Alonte, and her mother, Fe Erlinda Belizario, have opened her eyes to the idea of public service.
“I grew up seeing my father use his position as municipal mayor to change the lives of Biñanenses for
the better. There was no shortage of ways to help people. My mom Fe, a devoted wife, also taught me the many important values .....