Senator Teofisto Guingona III barnstormed Negros Oriental for his 2016 re-election bid recently, and paid homage to his grandmother, Josefa Tayko, mother of former Vice President Teofisto Guingona Jr.
Members of the League of Mayors Negros Oriental Chapter came together to “strongly manifest and proudly declare” the re-electionist senator as a son of the province.
“I am proud to say that I trace my roots from Negros Oriental. I hailed from Mindanao but my paternal grandmother is a native of Siaton, hence I started my personal campaign in her home province,” Guingona said.
In a resolution unanimously signed by all city and municipal mayors, the Oriental Negrenses recognized Guingona's “outstanding and exemplary performance” as a member of the 15 th and 16 th Congress and his roots as a descendant of Tayko of Siaton as a source of pride and inspiration.
Among the programs that Guingona said he will push for are the continuance of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, and the strengthening of the Bottom-Up Budgeting System that empowers local government units to directly and immediately implement programs and projects at the grassroots level.*RG
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