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Monday, April 11, 2022

DUTERTE SPOKESMAN MARTIN ANDANAR SUPPORTS WIFE’S BID FOR CONGRESS PARTY-LIST SEAT

SURIGAO CITY - Presidential Communications Secretary and Acting Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Martin Andanar on Monday has announced his support for his wife’s bid for a seat in Congress through party-list.

Alele Aguilar-Andanar is now vying for a seat as the first nominee of the neophyte Bisaya Byud (BG) Partylist 108,, whose main thrusts are in food security, education, shelter, and security.

Aguilar-Andanar works as a full-time entrepreneur in Las Pinas City, while heading a foundation that his father, former Las Piñas mayor Vergel “Nene” Aguilar, initiated. She is also supporting other affiliated non-government organizations, including the Philippine Cancer Society.

“Saksi ako kung paano magmahal ng Bisaya si Alelee. Mula nang ikinasal kami, nakatali na rin ang puso niya sa mga Bisaya,” Secretary Andanar said as he recalled the pioneer advocacy that his wife has organized for youth in Siargao Islands in early 2000s.

The PCOO chief shared that Alelee’s persistence helped build mini-libraries in barrios where there was little to no access to information and books for young Bisayans to learn from.

“Dito ko nakita ang kanyang malasakit at pagmamahal sa mga kababayan nating Bisaya. Kaya nang magdesisyon siyang tumakbo, hindi na ako nagdalawang isip na suportahan si Alelee,” he said.

“Tiwala ako na ang kanyang pagmamahal sa Bisaya ay tutumbasan niya ng de kalidad na paglilingkod sa bayan. Naniniwala ako na may sapat siyang kakayahan at karanasan para iangat ang buhay ng mga Bisaya at disadvantaged sectors sa ating bansa,” he added.

Secretary Andanar is likewise urging the voting population, especially those coming from the Visayas and MIndanao regions, to support Alelee and the BG Party-list this coming May 9.

“Suportahan po natin si Alelee. Hindi po masasayang ang boto nating mga Bisaya dahil siya ay may pusong Bisaya na kumakalinga sa lahat, higit pa sa isang Bisaya,” he said.

It can be recalled that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Senator Christopher “Bong'' Go also expressed their support for the group. This was the only party-list of which the chief executive has openly given his support.