HOUSE Speaker Gloria M. Macapagal-Arroyo is doing a great job in ensuring the victory of highly-qualified, deserving and dedicated candidates in this year’s May 13 off-season elections.
A former President of the Philippines, Arroyo has brought a group of well-meaning candidates, headed by Leyte Rep. Yedda Marie K. Romualdez, to her district in Pampanga.
“I am here to give the most competent and most qualified candidates exposure to present their plans and platform of governance to enable Kapampangans to vote wisely,” said the lady Speaker.
Arroyo, daughter of the late President Diosdado Macapagal and Dr. Eva Macaraeg, made the statement during a caucus of Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) candidates in Porac, Pampanga.
Ms. Romualdez, Tingog party-list first nominee in the May 13 polls, is the wife of Philippine Constitution Association head Martin Romualdez, who is running for congressman in the 1st District of Leyte.
A registered nurse and chair of the House committee on accounts, Ms. Romualdez thanked Speaker Arroyo for giving Tingog the opportunity to present its program of action to her constituents.
Aside from the HNP bets, the caucus was also attended by more than 1,000 underprivileged residents and community leaders representing Eastern Visayans living in Mabalacat City.
Ms. Romualdez lauded her mother-in-law’s province-mates for supporting Tingog, which aims to bring forth fortified representation for the “unsung citizens” of Region 8 (Eastern Visayas).
The Leyte lawmaker’s mother-in-law, Mrs. Juliette Gomez-Romualdez, is a native of Mabalacat City.
If victorious, Tingog will push for the setting up of the Department of Disaster Resilience and increase in farm production through the creation of agricultural growth centers across the country.