‘Queen Mother’ is back!
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