Romualdez reelected as Leyte congressman

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By Billy Begas

House Majority Leader Ferdinand Martin Romualdez has officially secured his fifth term as representative of the first district of Leyte.

Romualdez, who ran unopposed in the recently concluded election, garnered a total of 181,480 votes.

In an ambush interview after his proclamation, Romualdez said he would focus on further providing for his constituents on the matters of education, health, livelihood, and recovery from the coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic.

“Nandito pa tayo sa pandemya, sana endemic na po. Kailangan talaga, we have to bring back our economy,” said Romualdez, who is among those being considered to be the next Speaker.

He vowed to work harder to improve the lives of his constituents.

Romualdez, president of Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats is one of the campaign managers of vice presidential frontrunner Sara Duterte.