FORMER House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is making a congressional come back after winning against his political rival in the first district of Davao del Norte.
Reelected Alvarez has expressed elation over his victory and thanked the people of the province for their support.
Alvarez, the Secretary General of the PDP-Laban, said the victory of many members of the party is of great help for President Rodrigo Duterte.
The former Speaker of the House defeated his rival, outgoing Davao del Norte Gov. Anthony del Rosario, one of the founders of the Hugpong ng Pagbabago.
Alvarez’s nemesis, Davao del Norte Rep. Tony Boy Floirendo, failed to get another term.
Both Alvarez and Floirendo are seeking for Speakership in the next Congress.