Another political ally drops Treñas
ILOILOCity – Like Councilor Eduardo Peñaredondo, Councilor Liezl Zulueta Salazar, a long-time political ally of Cong. Jerry Treñas, has also decided to leave the congressman’s camp.
She did not want to put Treñas in a difficult situation, according to Salazar who announced yesterday she had decided to join the group of Mayor Jose Espinosa III.
Treñas and Espinosa are both running for mayor in next year’s midterm elections.
Salazar said she was gratified t hat Espinosa welcomed her to his group.
What forced the two councilors to switch allegiance was the Treñas- initiated “consensus voting” among
barangay captain sand coordinators on Tuesday. Both failed to make it to the Top 12 possible candidates for councilor of Treñas.
However, another political ally of Treñas, Liga ng mga Barangay city federation president Irene Ong, said the congressman has not yet finalized his candidates for councilor.
The “consensus voting” among barangay captains and coordinators was just one of several consultations t he congressman is doing with supporters, Ong.“He would said be consulting other sectors,” Ong stressed.
Emphasizing that she had always respected t he congressman, Salazar said she did not want to put Treñas in a difficult position in which he had to choose between her and the barangay captains who already determined who should be Treñ as’ council or .“bets for consensus
Kay basi bala mahambal sila
may Cong. na kag amo na ina ang resulta said Salazar. tapos kuhaon man ako gihapon She also ni said Ti she daw had kalaw-ay nothing against man,” the barangay captains and Treñas’ barangay coordinators.
Both Salazar and Peñaredondo are seeking reelection. They are members of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) like Treñas. Espinosa, on the other hand, belonged to the Nacionalista Party.
Asked why barangay captains appeared less supportive of Peñaredondo and Salazar, Ong said,
“Ang nabal-an ko, kay Kagawad (Salazar) ulihi na sya nagsulod. Ulihi na sya nagpabalo. Pero ang isa The other wala day, ko Peñaredondo kabalo kon expressed ano ang rason.” disappointment over the “standard” Treñas used to determine candidates for councilor.
He reminded Treñas that like the congressman, he, too, was a member of PDP-Laban, an incumbent councilor, and hads never elections .“been defeated in barangay captains Ipareho nila ako sa mga but I don’t think nga madalagan
konsehal…seguro iban incumbent,” dira maayo said Peñaredondo. mas maayo pa
sila The sa amon councilor nga mga said his decision to transfer to Espinosa’s camp was irrevocable .“final and
Congressman Treñas. Nagakilala man kita tani sa liderato ni
Pero kon ang iya grupo said Peñaredondo. wala man nagakilala sa akon,
pasensyahanay Here are the results na lang,” for city councilor of the Treñas-initiated “consensus voting” ranked according the number of votes garnered (highest to lowest): 1. 1712. Councilor Alan Zaldivar Jay Treñas – – 1613. Councilor Julie Grace Baronda – 158 4. Jojo Javellana – 158 5. 1466. Atty. Rudolph Rommel Ganzon Duron – – 1447. Councilor Mandrie Malabor – 1438. Gilbert Garcia – 1419. Councilor Ely Estante – 13310. Councilor Armand Parcon – 11711. Councilor Candice Tupas – 10212. former councilor Reyland Hervias 9613. former – councilor Dave Jamora – 89
14. Councilor Eduardo Peñaredondo 8615. Councilor – Liezl Joy Zulueta Salazar – 82/