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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. 

The Philippine Consulate General in New York declared Coco Alinsug as the winner of the election in November and elected him to the Lynn City Council in Massachusetts, USA.

Alinsug took the oath of office on 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.

Locally and globally, he earned recognition as one of Cebu’s Outstanding Youth Leaders and won prizes like the HVTN’s Octavio Valente, Jr., along with other honors, such as the Volunteer Service Award.


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