|Charisse Abalos | the Lady Councilor || Post # : 103562|
|Date Posted :||September 12, 2015 |
|Location:||Other, * Other |
|Salary/Rate:|| 0000000 |
|Some fine leaders are born women. And one of them is this feisty Lady Councilor from Mandaluyong. Make way to Honorable Charisse Marie A. Abalos!|
This is her story.
The 23rd day of June, 1985, was a double celebration for the Abalos family. For Carmelita, the future First Lady of Mandaluyong, gave birth to lovely twins. While the destined Mayor, Benhur Abalos, was in very high spirits for his little bundles of joy. The proud parents gave the twins a common middle name, Marie, in reverence for the Virgin Mary. To distinguish the two, they named their eldest, Ciara, after the seventh-century venerated Irish figure, St. Ciara. While the younger one was Christianized as Charisse that got its origin from the Greek word, Charis, meaning “peace”. The latter would come of age and soon live up to her name which signifies: beauty, kindness, love, and grace.
Charisse began her formal education at the Saint Pedro Poveda College, the same institution where remarkable alumnae as the Broadway Superstar, Lea Salonga, and the international pianist, Cecile Licad (to name a few), had cultivated their character. From this Catholic school, she acquired her essential knowledge and molded her generous spirit. Fruitful years passed by quickly and she completed her Primary and Secondary schooling. Yet before she advanced to college, she already aimed her interest in the academic discipline concerned with a particular aspect of human society. To attain higher learning, she decided to study at one of the top universities in the country. Hence, she took up a Social Science course at the Ateneo De Manila University.
From this prestigious academia where Presidents, Senators, and numerous prominent leaders were made, Charisse devoted her prolific collegiate years. Pursuing AB Management Economics, this chosen program provided her a balanced foundation in the fields of business and economics. While majoring in the discipline, this precocious student would affirm her academic competence, an
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