Mal­a­bor: Ar­royo’s trans­fer of vot­ing place in Is­abela is al­ready a fa­vor

Sun Star Bacolod - - Top Stories - BY TERESA D. ELLERA

IS­ABELA Mayor Joselito Mal­a­bor is con­sid­er­ing the trans­fer of vot­ing precinct of Fifth Dis­trict con­gres­sional can­di­date Maria Lour­des Ar­royo to his town a fa­vor for him.

Mal­a­bor’s state­ment is rel­a­tive to the spec­u­la­tions that Ar­royo, sis­ter of the late con­gress­man Ig­na­cio Ar­royo and sis­ter-in-law of for­mer pres­i­dent and now House Speaker Glo­ria Ma­ca­pa­gal-ar­royo, will be sup­port­ing both Mal­a­bor and his chal­lenger, Irene Mon­tilla, wife of the late mayor En­rique Mon­tilla III.

“She is un­op­posed. Mean­ing, she’s for all whether she has a com­mit­ment or not. We have com­mit­ted to her and we will give her the work­ing staff along with in­cum­bent Con­gress­man Ale­jan­dro Mi­ra­sol. We are thank­ful in the Fifth Dis­trict that she is un­op­posed,” Mal­a­bor said.

Mal­a­bor said that the Ar­royos have been aware that his brother, the late board mem­ber Re­nato Mal­a­bor, was the “last man stand­ing” for the for­mer pres­i­dent dur­ing the time when she was down and de­tained.

“We are stand­ing on the prin­ci­ple of my brother that we don’t rely and ask for the help of big politi­cians for our pol­i­tics but we just wait for sup­port,” the mayor em­pha­sized.

Mean­while, Mal­a­bor said that the town’s Tigkalalag Fes­ti­val will start to­day, Oc­to­ber 31, un­til Novem­ber 2.*

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