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Las Piñas swears in leaders for LGBTQIA advocacy group

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In a significant step towards fostering inclusivity and celebrating diversity, Las Piñas City welcomed the newly elected officers of the Hope in Rainbow Alliance for Young and Adults (Hiraya). The swearing-in ceremony, held on Thursday, January 18th at City Hall and officiated by Mayor Imelda Aguilar and Vice Mayor April Aguilar, marked a commitment to promoting the rights and welfare of the LGBTQIA community in the city.

Arnold A. Pante, the newly elected president, along with the other officers, took the oath to lead Hiraya in advocating for inclusivity and equality. The ceremony was not just a formality but a testament to the city's ongoing efforts to support the LGBTQIA community actively. The organization aims to create a more inclusive environment for both young and adult members, emphasizing the importance of unity and acceptance.

Mayor Imelda Aguilar, in her address, underscored the city's commitment to promoting equality, expressing how organizations like Hiraya play a crucial role in shaping a society that respects and embraces diversity. Vice Mayor April Aguilar echoed these sentiments, expressing pride in the city's progressive stance on inclusivity and diversity.


This event serves as a poignant reminder of Las Piñas City's dedication to creating an environment of equality and respect for all its residents, regardless of gender identity and sexual orientation. The newly elected officers carry the responsibility of furthering these ideals and championing the cause of LGBTQIA rights in the city.

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