Arroyo son, Velarde eye party-list seats

President’s, Bong Pineda’s sons in Galing Pinoy

MANILA, Philippines—The elder son of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has teamed up with the son of suspected “jueteng” lord Bong Pineda to gain seats in the House of Representative as nominees of a party-list group that claims to represent security guards.

Outgoing Pampanga Rep. Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo is the first nominee of Ang Galing Pinoy, while Dennis Pineda, the outgoing mayor of Lubao, Pampanga, is the group’s second nominee.

Each party-list group is entitled to a maximum of three seats in the House of Representatives, but the groups are required to submit the names of at least five nominees by March 26.

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