Areli Grace Herrera-Santos, former mayor of General Mariano Natividad, Nueva Ecija, passed away on June 17. She was 48. Before she died of a lingering illness, Areli, wife of incumbent mayor Levi Santos, was a bank manager. She was a town councilor from 1992 to 1997 before elected as mayor for one term in 2013. During her her, the town received numerous awards from local and national award-giving bodies, including the prestigious Seal of Good Local Governance bestowed by the Department of Interior and Local Government. She is survived by five children. Her body now lies at La Funeraria Paz in Quezon City and will be cremated this Thursday.