|Darlene Magnolia Antonino-Custodio|
|Mayor of General Santos City|
June 30, 2010 – June 30, 2013
|Preceded by||Pedro Jun Acharon Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Ronnel Rivera|
|Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from South Cotabato's First District|
June 30, 2001 – June 30, 2010
|Preceded by||Luwalhati Antonino|
|Succeeded by||Pedro Acharon, Jr.|
|Born||Darlene Magnolia R. Antonino-Custodio
December 26, 1973
Darlene Magnolia Antonino-Custodio (born December 26, 1973) was a former representative of the first district of South Cotabato and former 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 New Manila, Quezon City. 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 in California, USA. She is an American citizen by birth. She 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 10, 2010, she ran for the mayorship of General Santos City and won.
On May 14,2013,2013 Philippine mid-term elections, she was defeated by Councilor Ronnel Rivera in her bid for a second term as Mayor of General Santos City.
- 2007 Proudly Filipina
- 2007 Upclose and Personal
- 2008 Totoo TV
- Darlene's I-site.ph
- Official Website of Darlene Magnolia R. Antonino-Custodio
- Official Website of the City of General Santos
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