‘Queen Mother’ is back!

Panay News - - OPINION -

FRI­DAY sip­ping cof­fee and watch­ing the world go by at Cof­fee­break Iloilo In­ter­na­tional Air­port while wait­ing for our morn­ing flight to Manila I checked out my iPhone and this was what I saw on my so­cial me­dia news­feeds:

Ex­cerpts from the Sept. 28 is­sue of News:

Zu­lueta will run for con­gress­woman For­mer coun­cilor Zu­lueta may Panay of Iloilo City next year. run for con­gress­woman

The “I ron Lady of the City For­mer coun­cilor Perla Zu­lueta

Coun­cil”, ac­cord­ing to a re­li­able  Iloilo may run for con­gress­woman.

Metropoli­tan Times source, made Cur­rently Mayor Jose Es­pinosa

the de­ci­sion af­ter for­mer coun­cilor III’s ex­ec­u­tive as­sis­tant for ed­u­ca­tion,

Lex Tu­pas de­clined the of­fer run for Zu­lueta con­firmed hav­ing dis­cussed

Congress. such pos­si­bil­ity with the city’s chief

Zu­lueta j oined the team of ex­ec­u­tive.

in­cum­bent mayor Jose Es­pinosa III “Sil­ing ko kon wala na gid, I am

who will run against last- ter­mer open,” Zu­lueta told city hall re­porters. con­gress­man Jerry P. Treñas for the may­oral post. Zu­lueta is no stranger to leg­isla­tive Zu­lueta will face for­mer coun­cilor work. Aside from hav­ing served as city Juli­enne “Jam-jam” Baronda in the coun­cilor for sev­eral terms, she had con­gres­sional race. been a mem­ber of the Sang­gu­ni­ang Baronda is part of Treñas’ line-up. Pan­lalaw­igan of Iloilo. Coun­cilor Joshua Alim, who is part

“That’s a to­tal of 19 years,” said of group of for­mer con­gress­woman Zu­lueta. Pacita Gon­za­lez, also ex­pressed his

When she was serv­ing the city de­sire to run for con­gress­man of the coun­cil, Zu­lueta earned the rep­u­ta­tion city. He is now on his third and last as a no- non­sense graft- buster term. de­fend­ing the city’s cof­fers from Zu­lueta is the mother of in­cum­bent

And more ex­cerpts also from grafters. city coun­cilor Liezl Joy Zu­lueta- the Sept. 28 is­sue of the Iloilo For­get that ass­hole in the air­port

Salazar. Metropoli­tan Times: pre­tend­ing to be a con­gress­man,

Zu­lueta to run for con­gress­woman Face­book users’ lat­est se­cu­rity of Iloilo City breech or Trillanes’ next war­rant of

ar­rest, the big­gest news to hit “I Am For­mer Iloilo City coun­cilor Perla

Iloilo City” is that for­mer Pro­vin­cial Board mem­ber and city coun­cilor Perla Zu­lueta will run for Congress this com­ing lo­cal elec­tion.

The “Queen Mother” is back… Con­gress­woman Perla Zu­lueta… bet­ter get used to it peo­ple.

With Pearl’s en­try into the con­gres­sional race of “I Am Iloilo

Tita City” it com­pletely changes the whole po­lit­i­cal land­scape. We have a new ball­game.

Put it this way peo­ple, it’s like FC Barcelona join­ing the Philip­pine Foot­ball League’s or PFL’s Al­can­tara, the best foot­ball

Copa club in the world join­ing a tour­na­ment Paulino com­pet­ing against min­nows or to be kind “not so strong” and min­i­mal in­ter­na­tional foot­ball ex­pe­ri­ence de­vel­op­ing lo­cal foot­ball clubs.

For­mer coun­cilor Perla Zu­lueta brings with her t he wis­dom and ex­pe­ri­ence of 19 years as a leg­is­la­tor start­ing as a mem­ber of the Sang­gu­ni­ang Pan­lalaw­igan of the Province of Iloilo rep­re­sent­ing the 1st Dis­trict to be­ing a mem­ber of the Sang­gu­ni­ang Pan­lung­sod of “I Am Iloilo City.”

Add to that her im­age as the no- non­sense, in­cor­rupt­ible “Iron Lady of the Iloilo City Coun­cil”,

“fight­ing dragons and cross­ing swords with the peo­ple against the hordes who came

No of­fense meant and if there is, to con­quer.” it’s just pun un­in­tended. But she’s up against two lit­er­ally po­lit­i­cal min­nows. These are for­mer city coun­cilor Jam- jam Baronda and cur­rent cun­cilor Joshua Alim.

has re­ally noth­ing much to say about Jam-jam. I re­ally do not know

Moi nor have met her. I could not tell the dif­fer­ence be­tween Coun­cilor Jam- jam Baronda and straw­berry jam.

Se­ri­ously if she (I’m just as­sum­ing Jam-jam is a she) walks in Star­bucks while I’m hav­ing my usual caf­feine fix, un­less an­nounced I most prob­a­bly would not have no­ticed her.

But I do find the name or pet name Jam-jam quite cute, per­haps quaint

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