By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The United Negros Alliance (UNegA) offered a “commitment” to support Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson for governor and former Negros Occidental fifth district Rep. Jeffrey Ferrer for vice governor in the upcoming 2019 midterm elections.
Negros Occidental Provincial Board Member Salvador Escalante, Jr., who serves as secretary-general for UNegA, also declared “free zones” for other local elections, saying “unity tickets” for city races would be a case-by-case basis.
“We will field mayoralty candidates [in] local government units occupied by UNegA,” he said.
The political coalition, led by Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr., currently hold mayorships in Toboso, Don Salvador Benedicto, Sagay City, Cadiz City, Manapla, Bago City, San Enrique, La Carlota City, La Castellana, Isabela, Pontevedra, Binalbagan, Candoni, and Hinoba-an.
Escalante, however, noted, in Himamaylan City, a clash between Love Negros and UNegA is “inevitable.”
He added, they will present their official candidates during a joint presentation a week prior to the start of Certificate of Candidacy filing, which is on October 11./DGB, WDJ