MEMBERS of the United Negros Alliance (UNA) have agreed to field Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. and fourth district Rep. Jeffrey Ferrer as its standard bearers in the 2016 elections.
Marañon, who chairs the UNA, is seeking re-election for his third and final term, while Ferrer is completing his three terms in 2016 and has always expressed his interest to run as Marañon's vice governor.
“Marañon made a promise right after the 2013 elections that Ferrer will be his running mate in 2016 and that promise still stands," second district board member Salvador Escalante said.
Escalante said they are not brushing aside the possible reunification of UNA and Love Negros, where Lacson is one of the leaders, as both groups were allies before the 2013 elections.
Marañon is still mum about the May 2016 elections. He said he will talk about politics after he files his certificate of candidacy on October.