ILOILO City – Former councilor Perla Zulueta may run for congresswoman.
Currently Mayor Jose Espinosa III’s executive assistant for education, Zulueta confirmed having discussed such possibility with the city’s chief executive.
“Siling ko kon wala na gid, I am open,” Zulueta told city hall reporters.
Zulueta is no stranger to legislative work. Aside from having served as city councilor for several terms, she had been a member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Iloilo.
“That’s a total of 19 years,” said Zulueta.
When she was serving the city council, Zulueta earned the reputation as a no-nonsense graft-buster defending the city’s coffers from grafters.
Her name floated as Espinosa’s alternative candidate for congresswoman after the first one being eyed by the mayor appeared not interested.
“There are instances nga ang napupusuan waay man gana. I think they want somebody nga mahambal gid ‘ya kon desidido sya so they probably thought of me for the position,” said Zulueta, 73.
She confessed loving legislative work.
“Although I know a lot, I can learn more. There is much more to learn,” she said.
Should she decide to run for congresswoman, Zulueta could be clashing with former councilor Julienne Baronda, a prospective candidate of Cong. Jerry Treñas who is running for mayor.
“Anybody who wants to serve the Ilonggos are welcome. I am happy for her (Zulueta). Election man lang ini. What matters most diri ang aton nga service sa pumoluyo,” said Baronda./PN