Iloilo City mayor Treñas congratulates Marcos

Published May 13, 2022, 4:26 PM

by Tara Yap

ILOILO CITY – Despite supporting Vice President Leni Robredo in the last May 9 national elections, Mayor Jerry Treñas of this city has congratulated presumptive President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr.

“Congratulations to the presumptive President Bongbong Marcos, Jr. May you always be surrounded by divine guidance as you lead the entire Filipino community,” said Treñas in a statement released on Friday, May 13.

“I know we have mixed emotions about the results because VP Leni did not win as the president, and for most, it’s still so hard to process since we have dedicated so much time and efforts campaigning for her,” admitted Treñas, one of the first local officials last year to publicly endorse Robredo.

“Difficult as it may be, we have to accept that the majority voted for a different candidate, and as good citizens of the country, we have to show him our support and ensure that he succeeds in leading the Philippines,” added Treñas.

Treñas had always boasted Iloilo City was ‘pink’ in reference to the pink color of the Robredo candidacy.

Robredo did win in Iloilo City with 149,256 votes, but not the numbers that many were expecting.

Marcos placed second in Iloilo City with 85,117 votes while Manny Pacquaio got 7,978 votes.

Meanwhile, Robredo also won in Iloilo province, garnering 579,525 votes in 42 towns and a component city. Marcos ranked second with 374,144 votes while Pacquaio ranked third with 72,381 votes.