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‘EXEMPLAR CHIEF EXECUTIVE’ | Bocaue mayor Joni Villanueva dies
May 29, 2020 , 12:07 AM

(MAY 29, 2020) – Bocaue, Bulacan Mayor Joni Villaueva-Tugna died on Thursday.

This was confirmed in a Twitter post by her party-mate PDP-Laban Executive Director Ron Munsayac.

“She has always been one of our exemplar local chief executives as evidenced by her dynamic leadership in Bocaue, Bulacan,” Munsayac said.

The mayor came from a family of politicians, which included his father Jesus is Lord founder and current CIBAC Party-list Rep. Bro. Eddie Villanueva, and Senator Joel Villanueva, while husband Sherwin Tugna also represented CIBAC in the House of Representatives in the 15th to 17th Congress.

Her brother Joel posted an uncaptioned black photo minutes after Munsayac’s post.

During the 2016 mayoral elections, Villanueva won against Jim Valerio via coin toss, a method used to settle a tie in accordance with the Omnibus Election Code.

The late mayor’s mother, Adoracion Villanueva, died last March. (Randell Ritumalta/JBS)

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