We have brgy. chiefs’ support, says Manila-based party-list-A A +A
Monday, April 12, 2010
THE Bayani party-list camp said it has secured the support of several barangay officials of Metro Cebu for the May 10 elections.
Bayani spokesman Bert Macapanton said that in their meeting yesterday, 28 Cebu City barangay captains and nine barangay councilors attended and expressed their support for the Bayani party-list.
“We are less known here in Cebu City because what we did to alleviate the living condition of the Cebuanos was kept secret because we don’t want them to think that we helped them because we are joining politics,” Macapanton said.
He said that a few months ago, Bayani party-list distributed “bundles of joy” that contained commodities for daily needs in Barangay Punta Princesa and Barangay Luz in Cebu City and in the cities of Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu.
In another meeting yesterday afternoon at Sugbahan Filipino Grill on A.S. Fortuna St., Mandaue City, 24 barangay captains and 27 barangay treasurers and secretaries from Mandaue City and Consolacion also attended and expressed their support for Bayani partylist.
The support of several barangay officials for Bayani party-list happened a day after Pastor Alcover Jr., of the Alliance for Nationalism and Democracy (Anad), announced that he can get the support of the Cebuano voter because Anad is based in Cebu.
Alcover said that in the latest survey conducted by Pulse Asia, Anad is in the list of the top five party-list groups.
“We are confident of getting three seats in Congress during the May 10 elections because while we have a strong following of 1.4 million members, we only need 800,000 votes to get that number of congressmen,” Alcover said.
Macapanton said that although Anad is Cebu-based, Bayani party-list can still get a big chunk of the Cebuano votes because their vision is for a strong and dynamic Filipino nation that is free from poverty, insurgency, crime, illegal drugs, corruption and capable of global competitiveness.
Macapanton identified the barangay captains as Ramil Ayuman of Apas, Antonio Avila of Kamagayan, Romeo Ocarol of Sawang Calero and the barangay captains of Cambinocot, Binaliw, Pulangbato, Bacayan, Bani-lad, Budlaan, Hipodromo, Sta. Cruz, Tejero, Mabini, Pasil, Malubog, Tinago, Kinasang-an, Pobla-cion Pardo, Duljo-Fatima, Kalubihan, Sambag II, San Nicolas, Pahina Central, San Jose, Mabolo and Lorega.