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LP Hits Negros Campaign Trail

Silay City - The ruling Liberal Party (LP) started wooing the 1.6 million Negrense voters as it held rallies in three cities in the province yesterday.

Mar Roxas and Rep. Leni Robredo led the party’s 12 senatorial candidates who started with a rally at the Silay City Public Plaza that was attended by about 3,000 residents.

Before the rally, Roxas visited the First Farmers Milling Company in Brgy. Dos Hermanas, Talisay City where he showed the national media what he termed as “changing face of the sugar industry and Negros.”

UNEGA Committed to Back Mar-Leni, But Free to Choose Senators

Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday said that his United Negros Alliance (UnegA) is committed to support Mar Roxas and Rep. Leni Robredo, but they are free to support any senatorial candidates.

Marañon said personally he has not yet finalized his list on who to vote for senator in 2016.

“It will be a mix from the Liberal Party (LP) and from the other groups,” the Governor said, adding that his commitment is only for Roxas and Robredo.

He pointed out that he is not an LP member.

New Prexy Should Focus on Dev’t Not Politics

The winner of the 2016 presidential elections should focus on development and not politics, Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., said yesterday.

Marañon was reacting to the possibility that Mar Roxas loses next year and the new president may stop projects for the province and the newly-created Negros Island Region (NIR).

“The new president will have to think about development and progress and not politics,” the Governor said.

Visayan Bloc Still Backs Mar

Despite the reported internal conflict within the Liberal Party (LP), the Visayan bloc in the House of Representatives remains intact and will support administration party standard bearer Manuel Roxas II in the 2016 presidential race.

Iloilo City Representative Jerry Treñas,chairman of the 44-member group, said there is no truth to reports that the Visayan bloc bolted the administration party.

We are solid on the candidacy of Roxas, he said.

Guv Wants Continuity in Government

Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Maranon Jr., wants “continuity in the government,” that is why he is supporting former Interior Sec. Mar Roxas for President.

Bacolod City volunteers conducted clean-up operations at Mambulok Creek in Barangay 10 and other coastal areas in the city in observance of the 30th International Coastal Clean-up Day last Saturday, September 19, 2015.* (CMO-PIO photo)

THADDY’S BIRTHDAY. Birthday celebrator former Vice Mayor Thaddy Sayson (center) is flanked by Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella (5th from right) and (from left) mediaman John Elmer Ubaldo, Councilor Alex Paglumotan, former councilor Homer Bais, Barangay Estefania Brgy. Captain Jerry Tingson, newspaper columnist/businessman Romy Niere, Barangay Sum-ag Brgy. Captain Rodney Carmona, Bacolod SP Secretary Atty. Sonny Petierre, Councilor Noli Villarosa and Barangay Kagawad Cris Paolo Jison who gathered for his birthday celebration at Sayson’s Residence over the weekend.* (CMO-PIO photo)

“There should be continuity. Somebody has to take over because if it will be changed because a new administration takes over we will be left behind again, “ Maranon said yesterday, citing citing Vietnam which is already close to the Philippines in terms of the economy.

“If Mar wins there will be another six years of economic growth currently at six percent, “ he said.

He added that he still believes that Roxas still has time to catch up in the surveys.

“I am happy with his increasing survey numbers though it maybe slow, “ Maranon said.