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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Philippine economic growth in the first quarter slowed to a three-year low of 5.2 percent, well below forecasts, due to lethargic government spending and weak exports, officials said Thursday. "While growth in the private sector remains robust, the slower than programmed pace of public spending, particularly the decline in public construction, has slowed down the overall growth of the economy," Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan told reporters. "Exports were the other source of the …