Councilor Dara first served in the Sangguniang Kabataan before she became a member in the Sangguniang Bayan. On her second term, she continues to introduce reforms for good governance, pushes firmly the realization of housing projects and elevated both eco and agri tourism in the municipality. She remains to Chair the Municipal PLEB, currently one of the BODs of PCL – Sibugay Chapter, and a Criminology Professor in the academe. This councilwoman advocated the protection mechanism for women and children, and amplified the program for solo parents. She speaks a soft but firm voice for women, stood still as female leader, never gave up mentoring the youth and her intrepid boldness branded her “Seksihong Konsehala”.


She is selfless, loving, supportive and possess excellent time management skills being a single mother of two teenagers, and a fulfilled happy woman following her dreams.


With fervent hope that she will learn more, earn and practice servant leadership, Councilor Dara readily accepted the invitation to join the fellowship program for YLGG. Indeed, she was able to find her voice and used the power of words to uplift and inspire others, and use it to help others find theirs. Through the YLGG program, she develops the ability to listen more and respond to issues raised rather than react, sees criticism as a chance for self-improvement and do things better. The YLGG provides opportunity to guide public servants become the best they can be, Councilor Dara is grateful to experience that.

Dara May Cataluña

Councilor, ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay

YLGG Batch 2 & 3