2 Fil-Canadian women achieve historic wins in Manitoba election
On Oct. 3, two Filipino-Canadian women secured significant victories In a historic Manitoba election that marked a remarkable moment in Canadian politics.
Malaya Marcelino, a dedicated and experienced Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Manitoba, emerged victorious once again. Marcelino represents the electoral district of Notre Dame, and her re-election reaffirms the trust and confidence that her constituents have in her leadership.
Jelynn Dela Cruz, at the age of 23, etched her name into history as the youngest woman ever elected to the Manitoba legislature. She triumphed in the Radisson electoral district, reflecting the growing influence and significance of the younger generation in shaping the future of Manitoba.
In a social media post, Marcelino emphasized her commitment to enhancing the cleanliness and safety of neighborhoods: “As your Notre Dame representative, I will work to make our neighbourhoods clean and safe.”
Dela Cruz echoed a similar sentiment, expressing, “Proud of the love, labour, and sacrifice that’s been poured into this campaign. Humbled to be the youngest woman ever elected in Manitoba. Honoured to be trusted by Radisson as our newly elected MLA. The real work starts now.”
Both Marcelino and Dela Cruz have deep connections to their communities and a commitment to serving the people of Manitoba. Their electoral wins not only mark a significant moment for Filipino Canadians but also highlight the importance of women in leadership positions and the potential of young leaders to drive change.
Their historic victories signify that diverse voices and experiences are vital for the continued growth and progress of Manitoba.
Marcelino and Dela Cruz stand as inspiring role models for Filipino Canadians and all those who believe in the power of inclusive and diverse representation in the political arena.
Their journeys are a reflection of the changing face of Canadian politics, with the voices and aspirations of all communities playing a pivotal role in shaping the province’s future.