Carmelita “Menchie” Aguilar Abalos

Vice Mayor
Office Address
4/F BOC Bldg., City Government Complex, Maysilo Circle, Plainview, Mandaluyong City
Contact Numbers
(02) 8534-1299 / (02) 8532-5001 local 617


TRANSFORMATIVE FEMINIST LEADERSHIP: Empowering Society Through Motherly Care

Even before her political journey, she was essentially immersed in various civic and public service projects involving the mission to empower women and children in the city.
She formerly heads the largest women’s organization in Metro Manila known as the Kababaihan Kakaiba Ng Mandaluyong (KKM); While serving her active involvement being one of the top-ranked officials of Girl Scout Movement, she finds time inspiring fellow mothers and parents being one of the sentimental founding pillars of the Samahan Ng Mga Inang Ulila Sa Anak.
Menchie Abalos’ most challenging feat in the service of Mandaleños was when she passionately pursued her commitment as the City’s Nutrition Action Officer to spearhead Mandaluyong’s quest to address the malnutrition problem among children and mothers in the community and to be able to come up with sound programs to achieve a healthy and well-nourished population.
Her extraordinary commitment paved the way for her election as the country’s first President of the Nutrition Action Officers of the Philippines (NAOPA) to serve not only the children and women in Mandaluyong, but also to render her expertise in various local government units all over the archipelago.
Under her brand of exceptional leadership, Menchie’s intimate, filial, friendly, compassionate, and responsive governance earned her the accolades of achieving 3-consecutive Green Banner Awards, the Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition (CROWN AWARD) and the highly prestigious NUTRITION HONOR AWARDS for having steered the city in the attainment of the best in nutrition and health program implementation all over the Philippines.
She was also a multi-awarded champion of the Selyo ng Kahusayan sa Serbisyo Publiko Level 4 given by the Komisyon Ng Wikang Filipino along with the National Exemplar – People Program of the Year (PPY) Award conferred by the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP).

The lone local chief executive in the country to achieve a Six-Consecutive Seal of Good Local Governance honors given by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) along with her Two-time Presidential Award for the Most Child-Friendly City of the Philippines conferred by the Council for the Welfare of Children, making the City of Mandaluyong as a learning hub in the Communities of Best Practices and Replication.
These honors and recognitions made her the darling of the private sector and hence, chosen as the recipient of the PLDT BOSSING AWARD and Philippine’s Wealth Center Award for two consecutive years.
Along the stretch, despite the pandemic, she has steered the city to be recognized as the Regional Winner of the Bayanihan Service Award by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the National Choice of the Press Resilient Award for its efforts in helping displaced workers during the onslaught of the global health crisis.

Modesty keeping all the trophies and awards under her belt, the Tiger City’s
“INA NG BAYAN” shines brilliantly in her simplest charm.
As a mother, legislator and head of the city, she wants to bring all her children to thrive and succeed in life. Known for her motherly and passionate care that makes governance nurturing and progressive under the service mantra of MANDALEÑO DISIPLINADO: Gawa Di Salita !