Trina Alejandra FirmaloLeaders Asia-Pacific 2023
Municipal Mayor, Municipal Government of Odiongan, Romblon
Trina Alejandra Firmalo is the municipal mayor of Odiongan, Romblon. She was elected in 2016 and has been re-elected twice in 2019 and 2022. Her previous roles include chief of staff at the Provincial Government of Romblon, as well as political affairs officer in the House of Representatives. During her tenure, Trina has focused on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the local public sector through training employees—professionalizing the civil service, and carrying out governmental reforms such as addressing the municipality’s personnel service excess and establishing formal, specialized offices. As a community leader, Trina values planning, consulting, and people’s participation. She is passionate about institutionalizing programs that ensure maximum impact and continuity, as well as empowering others to be leaders in their own groups and communities, especially women and young people.