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By: Tara Yap

ILOILO Fourth District Representative and gubernatorial candidate Ferjenel “Ferj” Biron initially introduced the provincial slate of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).

In a press conference September 25, Biron was joined by Iloilo Second District Representative Augusto “Boboy” Syjuco and former Iloilo vice governor Rolex Suplico.

Among the incumbent mayors that showed support for Biron’s gubernatorial bid are from the province’s Fifth District, the bailiwick of former Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas Sr.

Present were Mayors Rene Cordero of Estancia, Filomero Ganzon of Balasan and Ligaya Apura of Lemery. Sara Vice Mayor Neptali Salcedo Jr. represented his father, incumbent mayor Neptali Sr.

Other officials of the Fifth District present were Iloilo Board Member Jett Rojas, Association of Barangay Captains (ABC-Iloilo) President Jeneda Salcedo, Concepcion Vice Mayor Ariel Manipula, Carles Vice Mayor Edsel Betita, and former Carles Mayor Felipe Bernal.

The province’s Fourth District mayors were led by Anilao Mayor Ma. Teresa Debuque, president of League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP-Iloilo) – Barotac Nuevo’s Mayor Hernan Biron Sr., Passi City’s Jesry Palmares, Dumangas’ Ronaldo “Onal” Golez, Dueñas’ Robert Pama, San Enrique’s Trixie Fernandez, and Dingle’s Rufino Palabrica III.

From the province’s Third District, the bailiwick of incumbent Governor Arthur Defensor Sr., was former Lambunao Mayor Vicente “Bugok” Ramirez. Former Calinog Mayor Salvador “Badong” Divinagracia has also pledged to support Biron’s gubernatorial bid.

Among the mayoralty candidates that showed up Tuesday was Dr. Ulysses Valdez, who is running for mayor of Barotac Viejo.

On September 29, UNA will have a joint proclamation rally of its provincial and city slates.

It will be graced Vice President Jejomar Binay and Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile. Former President Joseph Ejercito Estrada is also expected to grace the event.

Biron said the party will unveil their vice gubernatorial and congressional bets on Sept. 29.

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