Loren Legarda proclaimed as new Antique representative

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Senator Loren Legarda has been proclaimed as the new congresswoman of the lone district of Antique, ending the 32-year rule of the Javier family in the province.

Legarda, who won in all of the province’s 18 towns, got 199,17 votes while former Governor and Congressman Exequiel Javier had 69,719 votes.

“By the grace of God, we have become victorious. I thank all Antiqueños who voted for me, especially those who supported me from the start. This victory is not for me alone, but for Antique and the Antiqueños. Now that the election is over, we should start working together. I extend my hand to every Antiqueño—let us unite to defeat the real enemy, which is poverty,” the lady politiko said.

“We are determined to do more in Antique in the next three years than has been done in the last 30 years, and prove that every province has the potential to bring prosperity to its people,” she added.

As congresswoman of Antique, Legarda said she will ensure her provincemates will feel the improvement in their lives and will make the government services more accessible to the public.