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Gatuslao vs Arroyo in Negros’ 5th District

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Board Member Alain Gatuslao and Marilou Arroyo will face off for Negros Occidental’s 5th Congressional District.

Gatuslao is the son of former Assemblyman Tony Gatuslao, while Arroyo is the sister-in-law of House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Himamaylan Mayor Ernesto Bascon earlier considered running for the post, but later decided to focus on the mayoral campaign of his mother.

Arroyo expressed gratitude for the messages of encouragement from her supporters.

“(They) are overwhelming and very hard to ignore,” she said.

Gatuslao refused to comment on Arroyo’s bid for Congress.