Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said the idea to register the coalition between the United Negros Alliance and Love Negros, now known a “UNe-Love”, as a political party has not been discussed by the leaders of the two groups.
Lacson also said he is not “in the mindset”, for now, to push for its registration as a political party since the coalition is working.
“UNe-Love” is a term coined by Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer to describe the coalition between the two local political groups.
UNegA is chaired by 2nd District Rep. Alfredo Marañon III, with Ferrer as president, while Lacson is among the key leaders of Love Negros.
Lacson, who said UNe-Love is a “catchy name”, pushed for La Carlota City Councilor Julius Martin Asistio as the common candidate of the coalition for president of the Philippine Councilors’ League-Negros Occidental chapter.
Asistio will replace Silay City Councilor Ryan Gamboa, who sits as an ex officio member of the Sangguniang Panlalalawigan.
Lacson also called on newly-elected officers of the League of Municipalities (LMP), Philippine Councilors League (PCL), and the Negros Association of Chief Executives (ACE), to espouse and practice “good governance”.
“Good governance is our contribution to nation building,” Lacson told officers of the LMP, PCL and Negros ACE.
The LMP-Negros Occidental and the Vice Mayors’ League of the Philippines provincial chapter are respectively headed by Pulupandan Mayor Miguel Antonio Peña and Pulupandan Vice Mayor Gerald Suatengco, while Victorias City Mayor Javier Miguel “Javi” Benitez leads the Negros ACE.
Lacson reminded local government leaders that the “programs of the provincial government leads to good governance.”/GB