Will she be Treñas’ choice for Congress? Jamjam Baronda ‘grateful’ to supporters for trust, confidence


Former councilor Julienne “Jamjam” Baronda expressed her gratitude to all the barangay captains and coordinators who voted for her as the preferred candidate for Congress under Rep. Jerry Treñas’ ticket in the 2019 elections.

“I am truly grateful for their trust and confidence in me. It has always been my passion to lead. Siguro that is one of the factors nga gin-consider kag nakita gid sang mga kapitan sang ciudad,” Baronda told Politiko.

The Treñas-commissioned poll showed that Baronda received 127 votes, while former councilor Nielex “Lex” Tupas got only 39 votes.

“It was also helpful nga they already know me since 17 years old pa lang ako sang pag-umpisa ko pa lang sa SK. They have seen me grow from that teenager to a political consultant that I am now,” according to her.

“And, I intend to continue to be a person who wants to help Iloilo City and its constituents. But again, the outcome of the survey is just their preference. Ang importante is how well I will deliver my promises and my vision in case I will be given the chance to be in office again,” said Baronda who currently works as Senator JV Ejercito’s political officer.

Treñas said he will announce his lineup for 2019 polls in the coming days.