Re-election representative Shernee Tan-Tambut from the Kusug Tausug party list was lucky enough to have a VIP ‘tour guide’ when she campaigned in Pampanga last week.
That very important person who braved the scorching summer heat with her was none other than former Speaker and Speaker of the House Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Photos from Tan-Tambut’s office showed Macapagal-Arroyo accompanying the party list solon on a drive through Pampanga on March 4.
Arroyo, who served as the country’s president from 2001 to 2010, is running unopposed as the representative of Pampanga’s 2nd district. The particular district of the province covers six towns, including Lubao and Guagua.
Arroyo was Speaker of the House during the Third Regular Session of the previous 17th Congress.
Tan-Tambut, who was with her husband, Captain Marjani “John” Tambut, visited the Muslim communities of the barangays Sto. Nino and San Rafael in Guagua, as well as they met the Muslim leaders of Arayat.
The historic city of Guagua is home to thousands of Muslims who moved directly from Mindanao. Several Muslim families also reside in the commune of Arayat.
Presenting the Kusug Tausug party slate and its vision for inclusive growth, Tan-Tambut urged fellow Muslims to help him increase the representation of Muslims in the House of Representatives.
Earlier in the day, the MP witnessed the signing in the city of San Fernando of the Peace Pact sponsored by the Electoral Commission (Comelec) and the recitation of the integrity pledge by all candidates in Pampanga. After that, she went to the Muslim Center of Barangay San Pedro, in the city of San Fernando.
The following day, March 5, Tan-Tambut attended the consultation with Purok leaders in Lubao Municipality, organized by the Deputy Governor of Pampanga, Lilia “Nanay” Pineda.
After the Lubao event, she attended the interfaith meeting in Quezon City between Muslim Ulemas from the National Capital Region (NCR) and Christian leaders from Metro Manila.
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