Duterte’s friend Girlie Balaba to run as councilor in Cagayan de Oro


A former television personality in Davao City and said to be a close friend of President Rodrigo Duterte will be running for councilor in Cagayan de Oro City.

Girlie Balaba was one of the eight candidates for councilor that the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) will be fielding for the 2nd District, according to Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno.

The local chief executive, who will be running again as mayor for a possible third term, in the May 2019 mid-term elections, bared Friday, October 5, the PDP-Laban’s full slate in the upcoming polls.

This will be the first time for Balaba to join politics.

Also running for the 2019 local polls under the administration party are Vice Mayor Rainier Joaquin Uy, Cagayan de Oro 1st District Rep. Rolando Uy, and Councilor Yan Lam Lim for congressman in the 2nd District.