By Mortz C. Ortigoza
SAN CARLOS CITY – A socialite lady solon said she would win the May 2016 congressional election despite being challenged by two former congressmen.
Arenas, a member of the administration's Liberal Party, welcomes the entry of former congressmen Generoso Tulugan and Eric Acuna in the race because it is part of democracy.
“I know I am the winner with your help. Democracy allowed that. Everybody can participate. That is very healthy, maganda iyon na malaman ng tao kung sino talaga ang mahal ng tao. Saka kung ano ang nagawa iyon ang importante”.Acuna served the four towns and a city’s district for two terms in the House of Representatives while Tulagan defeated the former when he was seeking his third try for his last term's reelecton in 1992. Tulagan served the 3rd Congressional District for three terms.
After Tulagan stepped down at the end of his term, Arenas’ daughter Maria Rachel ran for the post against this vote-rich city’s residents lawyer Gallant Soriano, a former Deputy Commissioner Bureau of Custom and Tulagan’s son and namesake Generoso Jr.
|Former Pangasinan Congressman Gener Tulagan|
The murder changed the sentiments of the voters, who rooted earlier for Soriano and Tulagan, who gave their symphaty votes to Arenas, an ally of Resuello and who was with the former mayor and actor Dingdong Dantes during the incident.
Despite some of the perpetrators in that killing arrested and charged with murder in court, until now the brain behind that dastardly act has not been identified.
Acuna and the older Arenas are from Malasiqui town composed of 73 barangays while Tulagan is from San Carlos City which has 86 villages.
Rep. Rosemarie Arenas was here last Friday night to grace this city’s 51st City Foundation Anniversary. She was accompanied by Mayor Julier Resuello and former 5th District Congressman Mark Cojuangco.