UNA supporters troop to ComelecBy Fat Reyes
MANILA, Philippines – Hundreds of supporters of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) trooped to the Commission on Elections Office (Comelec) early Monday to throw their support behind UNA’s bets expected to file their certificates of candidacies.
The supporters wore blue and orange shirts bearing the name UNA with the number one sign. They also carried palacards bearing the name of the party and its candidates. A marching band also played songs in support of the candidates.
Vice President Jejomar Binay, former President Joseph Estrada, and Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, were expected to accompany their candidates as they file their COCs at the Comelec’s main office in Intramuros, Manila 1 pm Monday.
UNA is a merger of Binay’s PDP-Laban party and Estrada’s Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino.
Among those included in the UNA’s senatorial slate are: reelectionist Sen. Gregorio Honasan, Representatives JV Ejercito, Jackie Ponce Enrile and Milagros Magsaysay; former senators Ernesto Maceda, Juan Miguel Zubiri and Richard Gordon; and former Governor Tingting Cojuangco.
Ejercito is the son of Estrada while Enrile is the son of Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile. Cojuangco is the aunt of President Benigno Aquino III.