GENERAL TRIAS CITY, Cavite—Mayor Antonio “Ony” Ferrer has appointed his chief of staff, lawyer Kristine Perdito Barison, as the new city councilor to replace Christopher Custodio, who resigned due to personal reasons.
Barison, 32, fills the Sangguniang Panglungsod position left by three-time councilor Custodio, who stepped down on Aug. 29 following the council’s 112th regular session.
Barison took her oath of office on Monday before Cavite Gov. Boying Remulla, witnessed by former governor Jonvic Remulla, Rep. Jon Jon Ferrer, Vice Mayor Morit Sison, Provincial Board Members Kerby Salazar, Jango Grepo, and the other councilors.
She joined the 113th session of the SP presided over by Sison on Wednesday.
The laweyer graduated from San Beda College Alabang—College of Law in 2012, took and passed the Bar in the same year, and was admitted to the Integrated Bar of the Philippines roll in April 2013.
“Very thankful for the trust and confidence of the boss. I still have a lot to learn and I am willing to listen to the wisdom of those who are more experienced,” she said.
“But first and foremost, thank you to the Lord, and to Mayor Ony and Cong. Jon,” she added.
Custodio served GenTri as councilor for eight years and six months.
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