Joe III tells supporters: I shall return

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Incumbent Iloilo City Mayor Jose “Joe” Espinosa III expressed interest in making a comeback.

Espinosa lost to Rep. Jerry Treñas by 68,419 votes in the last midterm elections.

Treñas, who was proclaimed as the mayor-elect by the City Board of Canvassers early Wednesday, regained the city mayor seat with 134,143 votes while Espinosa only received 65,724 votes.

“It’s 1,095 days until the next elections. I have been telling my supporters, I shall return,” the defeated mayor said.

Espinosa believes that his defeat is just a “temporary setback.”