Two of Palau’s senior media veterans, Moses Uludong of Tia Belau newspaper and Salvador Tellames of Palau Wave Radio, have joined the race for Senate in the upcoming 2020 General Election in November.
After reporting news for decades, Uludong and Tellames decided to throw their hats into this 2020 race.
“There are so many challenges that people are facing like COVID-19 and I want to help with those challenges” Tellames stated.
Moses Uludongsaid in his talking points that he believes in a transparent government and that “people have a right to know their government and to express their opinions about its policies and actions. Senators have the duty to report policies, laws, and actions to the people.”
Both express confidence that their businesses will not be affected if they are elected.
Mr. Uludong has the help of KambesKesolei, Editor of Tia Belau, who will handle the content for the newspaper while Natalie Nakamura handles the financial and personnel management of the newspaper.
Salvador Tellames said that there are people who are running Palau Wave Radio and that it’s in good hands.
Both media veterans are not strangers to politics in Palau. Moses Uludong served as Senator from 1981 to 1983 and served as two-term governor of Ngchesar State from 1987 to 1993.
Salvador Tellames was the Speaker of the 6th and 7th Koror State Legislature.
Finally, there is no law that prohibits a person from being a senator and owning a business at the same time.