By Gabriel Cardinoza
In the gubernatorial race in Pangasinan, unofficial and partial results from the monitoring of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) showed reelectionist Gov. Amado Espino Jr. leading Alaminos Mayor Hernani Braganza.
DAGUPAN CITY—Despite throwing his support behind Pangasinan Gov. Amado Espino Jr. in the 2007 and 2010 elections, former Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr., this time, has declared his support for the gubernatorial bid of Espino’s rival, Liberal Party (LP) candidate Hernani Braganza. “Governor Espino is a dear friend. But he has done nothing to [...]
A political analyst here Friday said while former President Fidel V. Ramos’ endorsement of Hernani Braganza as candidate for governor is the Alaminos mayor’s biggest break yet, it won’t be sufficient to ensure Braganza’s victory.
Former President Fidel V. Ramos and his sister, former Sen. Leticia Ramos-Shahani, are on different sides of the political fence as far as the gubernatorial race in their native Pangasinan is concerned.
The administration ticket of Hernani Braganza and Arturo Lomibao in Pangasinan launched what they said was a grassroots campaign in the province on April 1. “We will go directly to the voters to listen to their concerns and to deliver our messages,” said Braganza, Alaminos City mayor and Liberal Party (LP) candidate for governor. [...]