Degamo-Duterte seal alliance; city: team unity

CAMPAIGN GOES HIGHBALL—SARA-DEGAMO HUGPONG for Negros Oriental is sealed between Governor Roel Degamo of Partido Negorense-NP and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte who publicly signed the alliance agreement with Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Remollo as witness. Thousands of supporters at the Lamberto Macias Sports Complex. The 90-day campaign season for the May 2019 elections is on. Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP), with its six senatoriables out of 13 senatorial candidates, they were here last Monday , while going around the country to hold campaign rallies. HNP’s head, Davao City mayor Sara Duterte, said they aim to hold 110 events in 90 days. While these rallies will be held in different cities.

Governor Roel Degamo and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte signed an alliance agreement that could deliver winning votes to senatorial candidates allied with the administration Hugpong ng Pagbabago at a recent political rally hosted by governor’s Partido Negorense-Nacionalista.

Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo witnessed the signing of the agreement in front of thousands of supporters at the Lamberto Macias Sports Complex.

Mayor Remollo is running for re-election on top of a coalition branded as Team Unity Lupad Dumaguete composed of erstwhile foes now allies belonging to different political parties including the incumbent Vice-Mayor and all councilors for re-election except one.

Both Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo of the Liberal Party took a hefty share in votes cast in Negros Oriental province during the May 10, 2016 presidential elections. But President Rodrigo Duterte won in Dumaguete City.

Nevertheless, with the alliance, Degamo has promised to help Hugpong bets win in the province which no longer remains a bailiwick of LP.

Among the senatorial candidates in attendance during the rally were Pia Cayetano, Cynthia Villar, Imee Marcos, Ronald Dela Rosa, Jinggoy Estrada, JV Ejercito, Sonny Angara, Bong Go, Jiggy Manicad and Francis Tolentino. No show during the rally were Dong Mangudadatu, Koko Pimentel and Bong Revilla who sent their representatives.

After the rally the groups of Villar, Estrada, Go and Revilla held separate motorcades in major streets of the city to ensure maximum presence and exposure of the candidates.