VP Binay, UNA senatorial bets in Zambo tomorrow PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 22 April 2013 11:25


Vice President Jejomar Binay will arrive here tomorrow along with the senatorial candidates of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) to personally lead the grand proclamation rally of the local UNA candidates at Plaza Pershing, this city.

Sources from Zamboangueños for the Transformation of Zamboanga (ZTZ) headquarters said UNA regional chair former Zamboanga del Norte Congressman Nonong Jalosjos completed its preparations to receive Binay and the UNA senatorial candidates.

Before the rally at 5:30 p.m. at Plaza Pershing, all UNA candidates will join a motorcade around the city’s main thoroughfares along with their throng of supporters from both districts.

The nine senatorial candidates who will arrive with the vice president are Jackie Enrile, JV Ejercito Estrada, Ernesto Maceda, Migz Zubiri, Gringo Honasan, Dick Gordon, Mitos Magsaysay, Tingting Cojuangco and Binay’s eldest daughter Nancy.

Before coming to Zamboanga, Vice President Binay had joined UNA candidates in the second half of a grueling, five-day campaign in the vote-rich province of northern Luzon.

He considered this leg of the campaign so important that he skipped the 76th birthday celebration in Manila of former President Joseph Estrada, one of the UNA stalwarts.

After campaigning for two days in Pangasinan, UNA candidates held a motorcade in La Union then a grand rally at the San Fernando plaza in the evening.

Their next stops were Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte on Sunday before coming to Zamboanga City.

Binay and two other UNA leaders, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and former Sen. Ernesto Maceda, are from the provinces of northern Luzon.

The vice president is very optimistic that the UNA bets will garner more votes not only in this city but the provinces of Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur where Jalosjos is considered as the leader and person in-charge. — KS


Last Updated on Monday, 22 April 2013 11:29