This is not De Los Reyes' first time in the national elections. He was among President Benigno Aquino III's rivals in 2010 and was the youngest presidential bet.
Though he lost his presidential bid, De Los Reyes and his party raised awareness on issues including the reproductive health bill as well as the freedom of information bill.
Aside from being head of the Ang Kapatiran Party, de los Reyes is also president of the Intramuros Tourism Council, a non-government organization aimed at promoting the walled city in Manila.
His recent political bids have put him in a rivalry against his uncle, former Senator Richard Gordon. The two are now seeking seats in the Senate, after clashing in the 2010 presidential elections.
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Thousands of American and Filipino soldiers on Monday will kick off expanded wargames, showcasing a deepening defence alliance as alarm bells ring over China. The 10-day exercises in the Philippines are an annual affair between the longtime allies, but this time they will involve double the number of soldiers as last year in a sign of their expanding military partnership. The Philippines is seeking more US military and diplomatic support to fend off China's increasing forcefulness in its bid …