Former Commission on Elections commissioner Gregorio “Goyo” Larrazabal filed his candidacy for Leyte 4th District representative at the Comelec office in Ormoc City on Monday, October 4.
Larrazabal said in a statement on Monday that he wants to seek change in the fourth district of Leyte and turn his advocacy into action.
“True and lasting electoral reform begins at home. When you fight to change, uplift and elevate. When advocacy is transformed into real and tangible action,” he said in a Facebook post.
Larrazabal said he owed his commitment to public service to his parents, both former elective officials in Leyte. His mother, Adelina Larrazabal is a former governor, while his father, the late Emeterio Larrazabal, is a former Ormoc mayor.
A lawyer by profession, he started his stint in Comelec as Bulacan supervisor in 2004. He served as Comelec commissioner from 2009 to 2011.
Larrazabal will face Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez, who earlier announced that he would run in Leyte’s 4th District congressional race. The post is currently held by Gomez’s wife, Lucy Torres-Gomez, who will run for Ormoc mayor in 2022. (READ: Richard and Lucy Gomez won’t seek national posts in 2022)
Larrazabal first announced his congressional bid in September. – Rappler.com
Lance Paolo Lim is a Visayas-based journalist and an awardee of the Aries Rufo Journalism Fellowship.