Filipino nurse elected vice mayor in UK


MANILA — Danilo Favor, a nurse by profession has again made history with his election as deputy mayor of East Grinstead in Sussex, the Philippine Embassy in the United Kingdom said.

Favor, a member of the Conservative Party, became the first Filipino to hold elective office in the UK after he was elected Councilor of East Grinstead in 2011 and was re-elected to a second term in 2015.

On Tuesday night, Ambassador to UK Antonio Manuel Lagdameo congratulated Favor.

The envoy said Favor, elected by members of the East Grinstead Town Council, will assist Town Mayor Rex Whittaker during Council meetings and in raising funds for various community charities.

Favor is a recipient of the Presidential Banaag Award for outstanding Filipino individuals and organizations overseas who have advanced the cause and promoted the interests of overseas Filipino communities.

An ophthalmic nurse practitioner at the Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Favor has lived in East Grinstead for 15 years.

He graduated in the Philippines with a degree in nursing and continued his ophthalmology nurse specialist studies at King’s College in London.

Favor also received a Community Service Award in 2014 from Mid-Sussex District Council for his active involvement in numerous community organizations. Joyce Ann Rocamora/

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