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Tupas vs. Tupas: Who will represent Iloilo’s 5th district?

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Former congressman Niel “Junjun” Tupas Jr. will fight his younger brother, Rep. Raul “Boboy” Tupas in the race for the fifth congressional district seat in next year’s elections.

Tupas Jr.’s wife, Yvonne Angeli lost to Boboy in 2016.

Yes, that’s confirmed. I will run in the 2nd district under Liberal Party,” the former politiko-abogado said.

“I’m relying on my good track record and on the love of my constituents. Not having a complete lineup doesn’t matter,” he said.

The eldest son of former governor Niel Tupas Sr. served the fifth district as congressman from 2007 to 2016.

In 2016, Tupas Jr. ran for vice governor but lost to then Guimbal mayor Christine Garin.