First-term Provincial Board Member Alexie Tutor is unperturbed over going up against seasoned politicians in her bid for a seat in Congress through the province’s third district.
Tutor, 38, who filed her certificate of candidacy on Monday will face former Carmen mayor Che Toribio-delos Reyes and possibly incumbent Vice Governor Dioniso Balite, who has yet to file his COC, in the third district congressional race.
“Kani man gung pamolitika, di ta mo-ingon og edad. We’ll have to look at the achievement. Kay kung edad atong basehan then it would be baseless. We have to base it on the right qualifications,” she said.
Tutor who will be running for higher office after just a single term as board member said that she filed her candidacy under the Villar-led Nationalista Party.
“Being a board member, we have restricted and limited resources and as much as we want to help others, we can only do so much with limited resources, but as a congresswoman, it would be limitless allowing us to reach out to more people,” she said.
Tutor is currently holding her first elective seat. She garnered the most votes in her district and the entire province during the 2016 Provincial Board race.
According to Tutor, four incumbent mayors will be running under her slate during the midterm polls including Candijay Mayor Christopher Tutor, Sierra Bullones Mayor Dodie Maestrado, Alicia Mayor Marnilou Ayuban and Bilar Mayor Norman Palacio.
For her part, delos Reyes said that her slate is already intact with incumbent mayors also on her side.
“We have Mayor Tita of Garcia Hernandez, Guindulman, Jagna, Pilar, Dimiao, Anda is with NPC but they are with me 100 percent,” she said.
Meanwhile, Balite is expected to file his COC on Tuesday afternoon. (RT)