Newks-Bing To Open Campaign Trail with a ‘Big Bang’

The two opposing giant political teams will open today the local political campaign with a big bang, instead of starting March 26 as it was a Black Saturday.

Grupo Progress is lead by Cong Evelio bing Leonardia, and Pamilya Magbinuligay Kita para sa Kauswagan (MKK) of Mayor Monico Puentevella, both mayoralty aspirants for Bacolod City.

MKK according to Puentevella started its campaign on Easter Sunday by conducting mass city government. Then the political rally at 5:30 in the afternoon at the Bacolod Public Plaza after the mini caravan.

While Bing’s Grupo Progreso will start their campaign on Tuesday, at the reclamation area after the 2pm mass at the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos and motorcade around the city at 3:30pm.

According to Leonardia, Sen Tito Sotto has accepted their invitation as guest speaker at the opening salvo. He said, their party is composed of candidates dubbed as “BEG DOZEN STARRSS.”

“BEG” stands for Bing Leonardia – for mayor, El Cid Familiaran – for vice mayor, Greg Gasataya – for congressman.

For councilors: “DOZEN” means Distrito Ceasar; Orola, Bart; Zulueta George; Espino Al Victor; Novero, Renecito.

“STARRSS” is the acronym for Sy, Elmer; Tan, Cano; Ang, Em; Ramos, Dindo; Rojas, Cindy; Salanga, Israel; and Solidum, Marlon – also for councilors.

Grupo Progreso is an aggrupation of local members of the Nationalist People’s Coalition, Liberal Party, Nacionalista Party, and Partido Paglaum.

Meanwhile, other members of Partido MKK are congressional candidate Jude Thaddeus Sayson, vice mayoralty candidate Vladimir Gonzalez, and Councilors Claudio Puentevella, Ana Marie Palermo, Sonya Verdeflor, Alex Paglumotan, and Wilson Gamboa Jr., former councilors Homer Bais and Catalino Alisbo; lawyers Lyzander Dilag and Arnel Sigue; barangay captain Jocelyn Uychiat and Dr. Francis Balsomo – all for councilors.*



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