It’s official, Elagonatics! Our country’s youngest lawmaker Cong. Sarah Elago scored a major achievement this 2020. Today, July 16, this lawmaker with big dalagang Filipina energy™ was recognized as One Young World’s Politician of the Year.
Conservative boomers can stay pressed. If trolls ask Cong. Sarah “anong ambag mo,” she can just whip out this award as proof.
According to Inquirer, One Young World most likely noticed Sarah’s undeniable efforts during her two-year term. “The group likewise noted that Elago is the principal author of the Comprehensive Free Public Higher Education Bill in 2017, which now benefits around two million college students each year,” writes Inquirer. “One Young World said that Elago is the youngest of the Board of Trustees of the Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development and that the lawmaker also serves as an ambassador for various non-profit organizations.”
The 30-year-old congresswoman shares this award with five other young luminaries from countries like Afghanistan and the United States. shares this award with five other young luminaries from countries like Afghanistan and the United States. “These five young leaders were selected by a panel of respected judges with substantial experience in the field of politics from a shortlist of 15 young politicians from around the world,” reads One Young World’s website. Other winners include Zimbabwe’s youngest female Member of Parliament Joanah Mamombe and the youngest mayor in US history Michael Tubbs
“Truly humbled to be recognized as One Young World’s Politician of the Year 2020!” tweets Sarah. In her status update, she also encourages young public servants around the world to continue serving the people. “We are obliged to persevere in bringing in politics of hope, action and change because our future is at stake.”
Sarah, alongside the five winners, are scheduled to attend the One Young World 2021 Summit to receive their awards on stage. Congrats to Cong. Sarah Elago for proving to everyone once again that she’s here to make queen moves only.
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