Martin Romualdez seeks reelection in Leyte

Published October 7, 2021, 4:06 PM

by Marie Tonette Marticio

TACLOBAN CITY – Majority floor leader and LAKAS-CMD president Ferdinand Martin Romualdez filed his certificate of candidacy (CoC) for reelection in the 1st congressional district of Leyte province, Thursday (October 7).

Rep. Romualdez vows to ensure that the national budget will be passed, which will be utilized to fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

“We want to make sure that everybody is safe, everybody is healthy, and that we now restore our economy, open it back, revitalize, and reinvigorate it,” he added.

House Majority floor leader and LAKAS-CMD president Ferdinand Martin Romualdez will seek another congressional term in Leyte. (Marie Tonette Marticio/Manila Bulletin)

Romualdez may be running unopposed in the 1st district, while his wife will be also be seeking a congressional seat as Tingog Party-list’s first nominee.

The majority floor leader was accompanied by his cousin, Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez, and his wife, former City Mayor Cristina Romualdez.

Alfred will also be seeking reelection, while his son Raymund will bid for the vice-mayoralty post under the Nacionalista Party.

With Martin’s help, Alfred hopes to build an international airport in the city.

“This will be expedited if we are supported by the national government. As you know BBM is running, I hope the best for him…I’m confident that he’s capable of doing the job,” he said in referring to BBM as presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos.

Three-term Vice-mayor Jerry ‘Sambo’ Yaokasin will be running against Alfred for mayor. He filed his CoC on October 1 as an independent candidate.