From his current post as 4Ps representative

FACE-OFF. Rep. Marcelino ‘Nonoy’ Libanan of the 4Ps party-list group is mulling of running as congressman representing the lone congressional district of Eastern Samar in next year’s polls. Rep. Ma. Fe Abunda currently occupies the post.

TACLOBAN CITY-Rep. Marcelino ‘Nonoy’ Libanan of the 4Ps party-list group is mulling the idea of running for the lone congressional district of Eastern Samar in next year’s midterm elections.

Libanan, who served as congressman of Eastern Samar for nine years ending in 2007, said that he has learned that mayors, vice mayors, and councilors across the province are egging him to run for the said post, currently occupied by Rep.Maria Fe Abunda who is now in her second term in office.

Reports have said that Abunda is also planning to seek for possible third and last term as a congresswoman.

“Whatever the people say, I will abide and I heard that at least 20 mayors and some vice mayors and councilors conducted a signature campaign calling me to run for congressman,” the party-list solon said.

Libanan, who is also the minority floor leader of the House of Representatives, disclosed that he has changed his voter registration from Quezon City to Taft, his hometown.
The party-list solon’s change of registration could be an indication of his possible run for congressman representing Eastern Samar’s lone district.

During the 2022 elections, Libanan ran and won as the first nominee of the 4Ps party-list group.

Libanan said that he has no other dream for Eastern Samar but to make it one of the most developed and accessible provinces in the country.

Eastern Samar is among the poorest provinces of the country with a poverty incidence at more than 35 percent based on the record of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
Rep. Libanan is also giving priority in opening new roads in remote barangays as a way to help these areas become accessible for easy transport of people and services.

On March 16, Libanan led in the groundbreaking of a 21 kms of road connecting the villages of Bitaugan, Casuguran, and Habag, all on Homonhon Island, off Guiuan town.
The cost of the project is P100 million which is expected to be completed before the year is over.

The construction of the said road is part of the plan of Libanan for a circumferential road, connecting all the eight barangays of the historic town of more than 14,000 people.