Baronda to run for reelection

Councilor Julie Grace Baronda

Iloilo City Councilor Lady Julie Grace Baronda has made up her mind and will seek reelection in 2019.

“I will run in the 2019 elections. I want to continue my career in public service and finish my term as councilor,” Baronda told IMT News.

She confirmed that she will be part of the slate of Congressman Jerry P. Treňas.

“I am part of Cong. Jerry’s line-up. He has been part of my successful political career,” Baronda said.

Despite her decision, the lady councilor clarified that she and Mayor Jose Espinosa III are still in good terms.

Espinosa is one of the loudest names that will fight against Treňas, who declared to run for the mayoral post next year under the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan (PDP Laban).

In the meantime, Baronda is focusing on youth development and disaster risk reduction and preparedness programs.

“My aim is to make every barangay in the city prepared for any disaster or calamity.”

Baronda is currently the chairman of the City Council’s committee on education, science and technology, social services and disaster relief, information technology and computerization, and youth and sports development.IMT