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Filipino elected mayor in UK

Discussion in 'News from the UK, Europe and the rest of the World' started by Bootsonground, May 16, 2019.

  1. Bootsonground
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    Bootsonground Well-Known Member

    For the first time in history, a Filipino was elected as town mayor in the United Kingdom.



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    Danny Favor
    (East Grinstead Online / MANILA BULLETIN)



    Danny Favor, who was born in Camarines Sur, was named new mayor of East Grinstead town in West Sussex, England, replacing Rex Whittaker.

    The official handover of position between Whittaker and Favor was held on May 15 during an annual council meeting.

    In an interview with GMA News, Favor said it was a “huge honor” for him to be elected mayor in the United Kingdom.

    Favor, president of the Filipino-British Association, has been a resident of East Grinstead for 15 years. Prior his public service, he worked as an ophthalmic nurse at the Queen Victoria Hospital.

    https://news.mb.com.ph/2019/05/16/f...j4kZj5B81kjxn_OORxwzhMmVfSxSFvKGjMxqih2-1beeE
  2. Bootsonground
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    Bootsonground Well-Known Member

    Thats where the Fiesta should be held IMO.
  3. graham59
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    graham59 Well-Known Member

    Good on him. Certainly more in common with British culture than some I could think of....and probably not related to any groomers and rapers of young girls. :like:
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  4. Druk1
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    Druk1 Active Member

    Bad idea for anyone born in certain parts of the world to be involved in british politics.
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  5. Jim
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    Jim Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    And yet Foreigners can't even vote in Philippines and/or own land.
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  6. Druk1
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    Druk1 Active Member

    But its the UK that's racist :lol: any Asian tin-pot dictatorship is the same,political dynasties and all that codswallop.
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  7. Bootsonground
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    Bootsonground Well-Known Member


    I used to complain about us foreigners not being able to own land here.
    Not anymore.Whats the point?
    Our British diplomats are supposed to defend our rights simply by negotiating parity between our nations..
    It`s the very last thing on their agenda..Lets face it..We are all on our own!
    Even dual Filipino nationals cannot run for public office in the Philippines so what chance will we ever have?
    Forget it..Just smile and be happy... Like me!! lol
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  8. graham59
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    graham59 Well-Known Member

    If we had the same rules in the UK, half of our country wouldn't now be foreign-owned.... and run.

    Don't knock preserving one's sovereignty and culture... especially after you've been an 'occupied' country for a few hundred years.

    I certainly see a lot more smiling faces here than I do in miserable Britain.
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  9. Bootsonground
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    Bootsonground Well-Known Member

    I agree with that 100% but thats not why the laws against foreign ownership are made here.
    These laws are crafted by Senetors that OWN or represent those that OWN the economy..
    Those that own the political and economic power obliterate competition..In other words,they want ALL the pie.
    That`s what corruption here is all about.
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    graham59 Well-Known Member

    Indeed, there is still the feudal 'Hacienda' system very prevalent in the Philippines... and those benefiting naturally want to keep it that way.
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