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Cebu News

Romualdez starts courting vote-rich Cebu Province

Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon - The Freeman

CEBU, Philippines - Tacloban City Representative Ferdinand Martin Romualdez has started holding meetings with some barangay officials in Cebu ahead of the election period for the 2016 national elections.

Romualdez met with some barangay captains of Cebu City and Consolacion town. He also met with the labor leaders affiliated with the Associated Labor Unions. 

Romualdez, who admitted his intention to run for senator in 2016, took the opportunity to personally thank the Cebuanos for helping Tacloban City after the super typhoon Yolanda.

He said the Cebuanos sacrificed a lot, like cancelling Christmas parties, to be able to help them.

“Nagpasalamat po ako sa mga Cebuanos sa inyong malasakit. Everyone of you gave up your saving to help my constituents. This is the true essence of being a Filipino,” said Romualdez, whose wife is a Cebuana.

Romualdez likewise thanked the Cebu media for spreading news stories that had been instrumental for the international assistance to pour in.

 “The Cebu media kay duol mo sa Leyte, kamo gyud ang naghatag og saktong balita nga maoy hinungdan nga ang mga media sa gawas, nangabot gyud para ibalita ang kamatuoran,” said Romualdez.

 Romualdez said he will run for senator because the Visayas needs to have a representation in the Senate to push for bigger allocation for the region. He said the Visayas was not given much share in the current budget.

 According to Romualdez, Tacloban is slowly recovering from the devastation brought by Yolanda without enough help from the national government.

“Kahit papaano nakakabangon naman. Pero yung support ng national government, kulang na kulang,” Romualdez said.

Tejero Barangay Captain Jessielou Cadungog assured Romualdez of his support. (FREEMAN)

ACIRC

ASSOCIATED LABOR UNIONS

CEBU

CEBU CITY AND CONSOLACION

CEBUANOS

ROMUALDEZ

TACLOBAN CITY

TACLOBAN CITY REPRESENTATIVE FERDINAND MARTIN ROMUALDEZ

TEJERO BARANGAY CAPTAIN JESSIELOU CADUNGOG

VISAYAS

YOLANDA

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