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Cebuano Coco Alinsug The First Filipino City Councilor in New England

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[Cebu City] March 18, 2022— A former community youth leader “Coco” Alinsug has earned himself the first Filipino to be elected to a city council seat in New England. 

According to the Philippine Consulate General in New York, Alinsug was elected to the Lynn City Council in Massachusetts, USA, after winning an election in November. 

Alinsug was sworn in last January 3, 2022. He represents Ward 3. Aside from being the first Filipino councilor in New England, he is also the first openly gay political candidate to make it to the city council.

Alinsug is originally from Cebu City in the Philippines, he immigrated to the United States in 1996. 

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Alinsug is a community leader and volunteer worker in Lynn who devotes himself to causes such as social justice, HIV/AIDS prevention, LGBT youth, and culture and the arts.

Alinsug serves in various groups, community organizations, and boards. He organized events for the Filipino and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) communities in Massachusetts.

He’s also been recognized for his efforts both locally and globally, having been designated one of Cebu’s Outstanding Youth Leaders and won prizes including the HVTN’s Octavio Valente, Jr. Among other honors, there is the Volunteer Service Award.

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Written by Adrian Josh Lepiten

Proactive | Adventurer | Social Good Advocate | WRITER
📍Cebu, Philippines
 
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