HILONGOS, Leyte- A congressional candidate for Leyte’s fifth district is pinning her polls victory to presidential daughter, Mayor Sara Duterte.
Marilou Galenzoga said that she is optimistic that this time, she will prevail victorious now that she enjoys the support of the presidential daughter and by extension, President Rodrigo Duterte.
She is running for Congress under Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) which has a coalition with Duterte-funded Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP).
Galenzoga, a businesswoman, has attempted several times to topple the family of outgoing Baybay City Mayor Carmen Cari but lost them all.
For the forthcoming May 13 elections, Galenzoga is seeking the congressional seat to be vacated by Cari’s son, Jose Cari.
Rep. Cari is running for mayor of Baybay with his son, Carl Nicholas, running for the congressional post.
Galenzoga said that she would not stop in running for elective post so long as she could not end what she claimed the Cari dynasty.
The Caris have ruled Leyte’s fifth district for more than four decades now and are relatives to Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla.
A drug-cleared fifth district, livelihood program for the people; a much improved hospital with free medicines and free ambulance use are the programs that she would initiate if elected as a Congress member, Galenzoga said.