HON. VIC PAUL MOLINA SALARDA, MPA
Mayor Vic Paul Molina Salarda born on June 29, 1970, from good parents, Vicente Mamon Salarda and Florentina Barredo Molina, both public school teachers. His loving wife is Lilibeth Jore Jabilles. Mayor Vic Paul is blessed with one son Florence Paul J. Salarda.
Mayor Vic Paul Salarda is public servant who emerged from the teaching community. He comes from a family with a long and successful history in education and public service.
Nonoy as everyone fondly called him was a professional teacher turned politician. His mother, Florentina M. Salarda was a former Municipal councilor and Punong Barangay of Poblacion, her dedication and truthful services to the people enthused his son to emulate her footsteps in politics.
His primary education had commenced in Alabel Central Elementary School in the year 1977 to 1982. After which, his secondary education was taken in Notre Dame of Lagao at General Santos City from 1982 to 1986. Mayor Vic Paul completed his tertiary education in Ramon Magsaysay Memorial College as an Elementary teacher in 1994. Moreover, Mayor Vic Paul pursued his graduate studies in Bukidnon State University with a Master of Public Administration major in Local Governance from 2014 to 2015.
After receiving his Bachelor’s degree from RMMC, he followed his first calling to bestow his service to the young minds of Alabel. Mayor Nonoy’s teaching career started at Upper Elementary School. He also taught at Spring Elementary School and Pag-asa Elementary School, respectively.
Having witnessed the plight of his townspeople, he enter local politics with the agenda of reform. He served as the Municipal councilor of Alabel from 2001 to 2007 during former Mayor Narciso “Jun” Grafilo’s term. Mayor Nonoy ran as Vice Mayor and won three consecutive times (2007-2016). As the head of Sangguniang Bayan, he endeavored for a more inclusive development by sponsoring programs, directly benefiting the poor such as improvements to the local education system and free social services.
In 2016, Vic Paul Molina Salarda became the fifth Municipal Mayor of Alabel. Popularized the town’s tagline “Smile Alabel” as well as his administration flagship programs Masaganang Alabel and Serbisyong Smile sa Barangay (SSB). Visiting every corners of Alabel, he brought government services directly to his people.