Bacolod: Ferrer confirms plan to return to Congress


Bacolod City – Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer recently confirmed reports of planning a comeback to the House of Representatives, as a representative of the 4th district of Negros Occidental.

Ferrer, currently serving his second term as vice governor of Negros Occidental, said he will continue the programs started by his predecessor and wife, Rep. Juliet Marie Ferrer, who is set to end her nine-year term as congresswoman of the 4th district in 2025.

Before being elected as vice governor of Negros Occidental, Ferrer served as congressman of the fourth district of the province, from 2007 to 2016.

Ferrer said that his wife will retire from politics.

But when pressed on reports that she was being dangled a post as an ambassador, Ferrer replied “secret” in jest.

Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson also confirmed that he is running for a third term in the 2025 midterm elections.

Lacson who is affiliated with Love Negros, and Ferrer, who is the president of United Negros Alliance (UNegA) both ran under a coalition during the 2019 and 2022 elections, winning the top two highest elected positions in the province.

Regarding his successor as vice governor of Negros Occidental, Ferrer said it will be decided by UNegA, as stipulated in the agreement between them and Love Negros.

He however stressed that the candidate for vice governor “should come from the south.”

“There should be balance. The south of the province can be taken care of as well as the north. It’s a perfect combination,” Ferrer pointed out.

He refused to divulge the names of those included in the shortlist of candidates of UNegA vice governor bets.

On the bid for reelection of Gov. Lacson in 2025, Ferrer said the commitment of UNegA, when it formed a coalition with Love Negros, is “to allow Gov. Bong to finish his term until 2028.”

“After 2028, we can discuss again, who we will field as a coalition for governor and vice governor,” he added. (Gilbert Bayoran via The Visayan Daily Star (TVDS), photo courtesy of TVDS)


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