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Karla Estrada fails to secure a Congressional third seat for Tingog

Tingog’s lone partylist representative in the 18th Congress, Yedda Romualdez, is one of the 71 lawmakers who voted ‘yes’ to deny ABS-CBN of a new franchise. 

The Kapamilya actress-host was criticized previously for supporting the party list, whose representative voted to junk ABS-CBN’s franchise bid in 2020.

TINGOG Partlylist may have won two seats at the House of Representatives, but third nominee Karla Estrada won’t be seeing herself making laws, at least under the 19th Congress. The Kapamilya actress and former Magandang Buhay host raised brows and received criticisms when she expressed her support to the Leyte-based regional partylist group, TINGOG, in October last year.

The party got established in 2012 as Tingog Leytehon. 

Since then–it has become a primary advocate of regional growth and development in the Eastern Visayas region. It has also been focusing on the issues affecting the countryside. 

In the 2019 elections, it won a single seat in Congress. It was hoping to get three this year, but ended up with two instead.

The party list is among the 55 groups officially proclaimed by the Commission of Elections (COMELEC), on May 25, Wednesday, with two seats set to be occupied by Tingog’s first two nominees. Estrada, however, being the third to be fielded by her partylist, won’t be able to join the Congress. 

Tingog’s lone partylist representative in the 18th Congress, Yedda Romualdez, is one of the 71 lawmakers who voted ‘yes’ to deny ABS-CBN of a new franchise. 

It is for this reason that Estrada earned the ire of netizens, as well of his son, Daniel Padilla’s fans. She, however, notably promised to push for ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal when she was campaigning.

The actress-host relegated her hosting duties on Magandang Buhay to singer-actress Regine Velasquez-Alcasid in February this year. It is still uncertain whether or not she will be able to reprise her role on the show in the future.


She last appeared at the recently-concluded Star Magic 30th Anniversary All-Star Games.

Written by JE C.C.

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