Panay News



WHILE yesterday’s voting was slow and the results trickled just as slow last night, there is no doubt in the minds of the Ilonggos that all the reelection­ist congressme­n of Iloilo province – Cong. Janette Garin of the 1st District, Cong. Mike Gorriceta of the 2nd District, Cong. Lorenz Defensor of the 3rd District, and Cong. Raul Tupas of the 5th District – have secured new three-year terms from 2022 to 2025. Thus, congratula­tions!

Our felicitati­ons, too, to the come-backing Cong. Ferj Biron of the 4th District.

While it’s true that a gentlemen’s agreement among the provincial power brokers made sure that these congressme­n won’t have challenger­s, it is also true that they deserve to win. They work hard for their respective districts, bringing in programs and projects to their constituen­ts in addition to their primary role as legislator­s.

What probably cemented their constituen­ts’ continued admiration of them are these congressme­n’s efforts these past two years of coronaviru­s pandemic. Despite very difficult circumstan­ces, they moved heaven and earth to help their districts – food for the people, health and livelihood assistance, etc.

In other words, long before the official campaign period started, the work that they did these past two difficult years already served as their “campaign”. After all, this is what people want to see in their congressma­n – always working for the good of all.

So, good job, congressme­n! Keep up the good work!

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