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Mayor Pacquiao camp welcomes Balleque as challenger in 2025 polls

The camp of General Santos City Mayor Lorelie Pacquiao on Monday has welcomed reports that opposition Councilor Froebel Kan Balleque may challenge her in the 2025 elections.

In a Facebook post, City Administrator Franklin Gacal urged Balleque to run against Mayor Pacquiao so he can prove himself.

Gacal claimed that the former broadcaster has done nothing but to discredit the administration.

“This councilor has done nothing but spew venomous attacks against Mayor LGP since he assumed office. As radio commentator he has continuously attacked the administration of Mayor LGP and never reported the good deeds of the incumbent mayor,” Gacal said.

“In his relentless attacks against Mayor LGP, he forwards his views on what must be the right approach of governance. Atty. BALLEQUE , a veteran media man, a seasoned lawyer is very qualified to be a chief executive of Gensan. I hope he runs,” he added.

Balleque reportedly sought a meeting last week with Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) president, South Cotabato Governor Reynaldo Tamayo, Jr. to discuss his plans. The city councilor has yet to comment on this report.

Mayor Pacquiao herself said she welcomed anyone who will challenge her in next year’s polls.

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