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Partners in public service

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MORE PARTNERS IN – A few issues back, Highspeed named Ormoc, Leyte Mator Richard Gomez and his wife Rep. Lucy Torres as partners in public service.

Surely, there are more. But, of course. Let’s not go far.

Also in Leyte are the Romualdezes.

Tacloban Mayor Cristina Gonzalez-Romualdez and her husband, former Mayor Alfred. Kring took over Alfred in running the city. She served as three-term No. 1 councilor.

Leyte (1st district) Rep. Yedda Marie Kittilstvedt-Romualdez and husband Martin, former congressman. Yedda was former Bb. Pilipinas-International.

In faraway Ilocos Norte is the mother-and-daughter tandem of Rep. Imelda Romualdez-Marcos and daughter Gov. Imee.
Alfred and Martin are nephews of Imelda.

ATE VI & OTHERS – Not to forget Lipa Rep. Vilma Santos-Recto and her husband Sen. Ralph. Ate Vi is, of course an old hand in politics, more correctly public service. Three-term mayor of Lipa and three-term governor of Batangas, for a total of 18 years.

In Pagsanjan, Laguna there’s Mayor Maita Sanchez, wife of former Laguna Gov. ER Ejercito. Come to think of it, ER was also Pagsanjan mayor.

The brother-in-law of Bacoor, Cavite Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla is Rep. Strike. They exchanged” positions in the last elections. The son of Mayor Lani, Jolo Revilla, is the vice-governor of Cavite.

Rep. Chiqui Roa-Puno of Antipolo is the wife of former Rep. Bobbie. Come to think of it, Antipolo Mayor Jun Ynares’ mother is Rebecca, governor of Rizal. Jun’s married to Andeng Bautista-Revilla of the Cavite political clan.

In San Juan, Vice Mayor Janella Estrada-Ejercito is the “apo” of sorts of Mayor Guia Estrada.