Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, who is running for senator in this year’s midterm elections, appeared to be torn between the two party-list groups, Tingog and An Waray. In the photo she is seen with Leyte Rep. Yedda Marie Romualdez, first nominee of Tingog and wife of Martin Romualdez, cousin of the senatorial aspirant.

TACLOBAN CITY-As Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos courted the voters here in the region, she find herself in a bind.
And it has to do what party-list group she will endorse or support.
Both An Waray and Tingog party-list groups have thrown their support on the senatorial bid of Marcos.
Her name and face could be seen in the tarpaulins of both party-list groups.
An Waray is the first party-list group in the region which has former congressman Florencio Noel as its first nominee.
Meanwhile, An Tingog has Leyte Rep.Yedda Marie Romualdez as its first nominee.
Romualdez is the wife of former congressman Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, nephew of former first lady Imelda Marcos, mother of the senatorial aspirant.
“Actually, kami lahat nahihirapan sa local politics. There are so many issues sa local politics. Ngayon, pumasok pa ang party-list,”Marcos said during an interview as she joined the Hugpong ng Pagbabago team on their campaign in the region on Tuesday (March 19).
Marcos said that both An Waray and Tingog are supporting her senatorial bid.
“Both party-lists are helping me naman. So it’s very hard to take sides. But we are also campaigning for Yedda,” Marcos said.
Marcos tries to downplay the issue by saying that both party-lists are running to help promote the welfare of the people of the region.
“So we really need to help each other,” Marcos said.
She said that she also meets with governors of the region who are not politically allies of the region and their family.
Marcos, for one, has met with Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla, considered the bitter political rival of the Romualdezes in the province, and former governor of Northern Samar Paul Daza, son of outgoing Rep.Raul Daza, a known critic of her father, former strongman Ferdinand Marcos.