DARNA NG PASIG
For aspiring Pasig City councilor Jana de Leon, a good leader motivates
others to be the best that they can be. “It’s not about the power that a
leader possesses, but their ability to empower others.”
BY LAKAMBINI BAUTISTA
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROMEO PERALTA JR.
To be “Darna ng Pasig” is a tall order for Pasig City councilor aspirant Jana de Leon. But it’s also a title that she is willing to live up to.
The past few years, especially during the pandemic, the people of Barangay Pineda, Pasig have seen her in the frontlines tirelessly doing relief operations, even going as far as Tanay, Rizal to provide
aid to their relocatees there. She’s been actively supporting her father, Barangay Chairperson Francisco de Leon, in carrying out programs and charity work for their community.
Today, de Leon is ready to take her public service efforts to the next level by running as councilor in Pasig City’s 1st District. It was a path she initially didn’t plan to take, she says. What made her decide
CALLED TO SERVE
Coming from a family of politicians, the 39-year-old proud daughter of Pasig says she has seen both the good and bad side of politics. Her grandfather, Filomeno A. De Leon, was one of the longest-serving councilors in the city. Her uncle, Fortunato D. De Leon met.....