Former Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao assemblyman Farouk “Froxy” Macarambon Jr. is running for congressman in the 2nd District of Lanao del Sur.
Macarambon filed his certificate of candidacy at the Commission on Elections office in Marawi City on Tuesday, October 5.
Running under the Aksyon Demokratiko-Ummah Party, Macarambon is challenging the reelection bid of Lanao del Sur 2nd District Representative Yasser Alonto Balindong, a cousin of Governor Mamintal Adiong Jr.
Balindong earlier filed his COC for reelection.
Macarambon already faced Balindong in the congressional race in the province’s 2nd District in 2019, but lost.
A former member of the now defunct ARMM’s Regional Legislative Assembly, Macarambon comes from another political family in Lanao del Sur that owns Fiat Construction Services, one of the biggest construction firms in Mindanao.
His uncle Benasing Macarambon Jr., is a former Lanao del Sur congressman, and now a member of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority’s board.
Balindong too is a former ARMM assemblyman whose father Pangalian once served the province as congressman for three consecutive office terms. – Rappler.com