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Visayan bloc solons eye
‘alliance' with new admin

ILOILO CITY - The Visayan bloc, composed of some 44 members of the House of Representatives from the four regions of Visayas, will meet Wednesday next week to discuss their position in relation to the change in administration in July.

Iloilo City Jerry Treñas said the bloc is composed of legislators from Visayas but with various political affiliations.

He added that they have no “solid idea yet” on their stand but they are also not keen on leaving their party as in the case of Liberal Party members.

Treñas, who heads the LP Western Visayas council and is national chairman of the party's membership committee, said they are, instead, looking at the possibility of having an alliance with the incoming administration.

“It's not really a possibility of shifting; it's a possibility of an alliance. Politics is always the art of the possible,” he said yesterday after his oath-taking before Liga ng mga Barangay president Reyland Hervias at his congressional office in this city.

The re-elected congressman said that taking his oath before Hervias means that he is submitting himself to serve the people of Iloilo City.

“Our barangay captain is an embodiment of our people in the barangay. I pledge to serve our people, especially in the barangays,” he said.

Treñas garnered 166,659 votes or 85.95 percent of the 218,779 votes cast during the May 9 synchronized national and local elections. *PNA



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