Marañon to push through reelection-A A +A
Saturday, September 22, 2012
DESPITE the reaffirmation of endorsement of former Ambassador Eduardo Cojuangco for the candidacy of Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez, Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. will still push his reelection in the 2013 elections.
"Nothing changes on my plans to seek reelection. I will make a long statement after the filing of the Certificate of Candidacy (COC) on October 6," Marañon said when asked for comment about the press conference of Cojuangco Friday.
Marañon agreed with the statement of Cojuangco that the grand showdown between him and Alvarez will be good for the people of Negros because they will have their choices in the 2013 elections.
While he said that he will temporarily refrain from talking politics, Marañon just said that they are ready for the political battle in 2013 and that he already has a running mate.
He said that the convention of the United Negros Alliance (UNA) will happen before the filing of the COC on October 1.
In a press conference at the L' Fisher Hotel Friday, Cojuangco said that although he is the founder of UNA, they will carry the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) because of the insistence of Marañon that he will stick with UNA.
However, Marañon said that he reserves his comments and long statement after the filing of the COC. (Teresa D. Ellera)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on September 22, 2012.