Darlene Magnolia Antonino-Custodio
(born Darlene Magnolia R. Antonino
on December 26, 1973) was a former representative of the first district of South Cotabato
and current mayor of General Santos City
. She gained national fame for defeating her challenger, professional boxer seven-division world champion Manny Pacquiao
in the 2007 elections.
Darlene comes from the prominent Antonino Clan of South Cotabato. Her father and mother, Aldelbert and Luwalhati R. Antonino both served as mayor and house representative of General Santos City and South Cotabato. She is also the grandgrandaugher of Senators Gaudencio and Magnolia Antonino. She is married to Benjamin Custodio, a businessman.
Early Life & Education
Darlene was born on December 26, 1973 at California
. She from graduated high school at O.B Montessori, Manila in 1992. She finished her college degree in B.S. Business Management in De La Salle University-Manila
in 1996. She holds a master's degree in Culinary Arts in the prestigious school Le Cordon Bleu
in London, England
She belongs to the NPC-AIM party and served as the House Deputy Minority Leader in the 13th Congress of the Philippines
On May 14, 2007 elections, she defeated her challenger professional boxer seven-division world champion Manny Pacquiao
, by more than thirty thousand votes.
On May 10, 2010, she ran for the mayorship of General Santos City and won.
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