Cojuangco to endorse Alvarez-Lacson tandem-A A +A
Thursday, September 20, 2012
FORMER ambassador Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco will endorse the tandem of Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez and former San Carlos City Mayor Eugenio Lacson as the official candidates for the top two posts in the 2013 elections.
Alvarez said that Cojuangco is arriving for the oath-taking of about 250 members of the Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC) on September 22 attended by those who are running in the 2013 elections from the town and city councilors, vice-mayors and mayors, board members and congressmen.
"This would not be a show of force, as those who will be attending are only those who are running in the 2013 elections," Alvarez disclosed.
Alvarez said that Former Representative Charlie Cojuangco (4th district) and Mark Cojuangco, Danding’s sons, may also come during the oath-taking, which will be administered by Frisco San Juan, national president of the NPC.
Alvarez said that about nine national officials of the NPC are expected to come, adding that he will be there along with Lacson.
Meanwhile, reports circulated that Fourth District Congressman Jeffrey Ferrer is also running for governor, possibly making the gubernatorial race with incumbent governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. and Alvarez.
Congressman Ferrer will, reportedly, replace his wife, La Carlota City Mayor Juliet Marie Ferrer, who was earlier endorsed by about 21 mayors to be the common candidate of the United Negros Alliance (UNA) with Mayor David Albert Lacson of EB Magalona as her running mate.
Mayor Ferrer, on the other hand, will seek reelection in La Carlota City.
Reports also said that Talisay City Councilor Chino Coscolluela, son of former Governor Rafael Coscolluela, is also eyeing the vice gubernatorial post as an independent candidate.
Board member Emilio Yulo III, on the other hand, is reportedly eyeing a return bout against his uncle, incumbent Congressman Alejandro Mirasol in the fifth district. (Teresa D. Ellera)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on September 20, 2012.