Bacolod leaders prepare hosting for Team PNoy-A A +A
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
THE officials of the Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC) led by City Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Vice Mayor Thaddeus Sayson will host the arrival of the Liberal Party (LP) here on Friday, February 22.
According to Leonardia, the senatorial bets will be coming from Iloilo and will arrive in Bacolod on Friday morning to attend the LP women rally at Bacolod Pavilion Resort and they will then proceed to northern Negros in the afternoon.
From Victorias City, down to Silay City and Talisay City, the team will then return to Bacolod City at 5 p.m. for the political rally at the public plaza.
“We are working on a party teamwork as a partnership with the LP. We have informed our supporters for this event,” Leonardia said.
“We have friends in the UNA. But we are guided by the party teamwork in line with the partnership and coalition of LP and NPC,” he added.
Leonardia assessed that, out of 61 barangays, majority of the barangay captains are with him for years already, the reason why he won in the elections for three consecutive terms.
During his visit in the city last Saturday, Senator Franklin Drilon declared that Leonardia, Sayson and their vice mayoralty bet Greg Gasataya are the official candidates of the LP-NPC Coalition in Bacolod City.
There are unofficial reports that President Benigno Aquino III will skip Bacolod City during his visit to the Visayas. He is set to arrive in Iloilo in February 21 and in Dumaguete the following day.
The President personally campaigns for the LP Coalition Team PNoy bets namely Juan Edgardo Angara (LDP), Paolo Benigno Aquino IV (LP), Alan Peter Cayetano (NP), Francis Escudero (Independent), Ana Theresia Hontiveros-Baraquel (Akbayan), Loren Legarda (NPC), Ma. Ana Consuelo Madrigal-Valade (LP), Ramon Magsaysay Jr. (LP), Aquilino Martin Pimentel III (PDP-Laban), Grace Poe (Independent), Antonio Trillanes IV (NP), and Cynthia Villar (NP). (Teresa D. Ellera and Carla N. Canet)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on February 20, 2013.