Ex-politicos endorse Joe III’s mayoral bid


Mayor Jose “Joe” Espinosa III, a candidate in Iloilo City’s mayoral election, has strong backing from political leaders, The Daily Guardian reported.

Those who pledged support to Espinosa were former congressman Rafael Lopez Vito, former mayors Mansueto Malabor and Rosa Caram, former vice mayors Dr. Guillermo dela Llana and Victor Facultad, and former chief of Local Water Utilities Administration Larry Jamora.

They have committed to help the abogado-politiko win in the May midterm polls.

Espinosa, for his part, expressed his gratitude to the leaders for their support and vowed to continue serving the Ilonggos with transparent, participatory and inclusive governance benefiting the majority.

His mayoral bid is being challenged by Rep. Jerry Treñas, Dr. Pacita Gonzalez, Dr. Rudy Bantolo, village chief Efren Gimeo, former village chief Esteban Abitang, and Carmelo Carreon.