LP senatorial bets hope to get bulk of 5M Ilonggo votes in Western Visayas

ILOILO CITY---Three years after Liberal Party (LP) candidates won here by a landslide, the party's candidates for the May 2019 elections visited this city on Friday acknowledging that they were now underdogs. But the LP candidates accompanied by Sen. Franklin Drilon, an Ilonggo and LP vice chair, are confident they would still get the bulk of the nearly five million votes of Ilonggos in Western Visayas. "(Western Visayas) is known to be a bailiwick of the LP particularly Capiz and Iloilo (provinces). We intend to maintain that dominance of the opposition in this part of the country," Drilon said in a press conference at the Hotel del Rio here. Drilon acknowledged that "being in ...

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