Bakud, LP proclaim 5th district bets
Ace Durano will run for congress in the 5th district while his father Ramonito aims for the mayorship of Danao City with son Red as his runingmate.
The 2013 election bets were proclaimed yesterday by the Barug Alang sa Kauswagan ug Demokrasya Party (Bakud) for the 5th district in north Cebu before a crowd at the Grand Convention Center in Cebu City.
Present during the proclamation was Liberal Party (LP) gubernatorial candidate Hilario “Junjun” Davide III and his running mate Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale.
The proclamation was led by Bakud’s new chairman, Rep. Ramon “Red” Durano VI .
His father Vice Mayor Ramon “Nito” Durano III unveiled the Bakud Party’s new slogan: “Ang Sugbo, Bakud na.”
This new slogan, according to the Bakud founding leader affirms party’s core principles of putting first the aspirations of the people to progress.
Vice Mayor Durano then led the oath taking of the new Bakud chairman, Red, and its vice chairman, Felix Joseph Mari “Ace” Durano, former tourism secretary.
Red thanked party members for their support in his eight years as congressman.
For his part, Ace, said that in 2010, his only dream is for the Davide-Magpale tandem to win as governor and vice governor.
“The reason that there is Bakud because we have been together for a decade… nothing has changed as far as the needs are concerned,” he said.
Davide, in his speech said he could “already smell the sweet scent of victory.”
He said he will file his certificate of candidacy (COC) on the morning of October 1.
Vice Governor Magpale said “Humility is a trait of Bakud members.”
The alliance of Bakud and LP was sealed in the presence of President Benigno Aquino during Ramonito’s birthday in Danao City last July.
The alliance was more dramatic considering the Durano clan fought Davide in 2010 when it supported the reelection of Gov. Gwen Garcia of One Cbu.
The swing vote in the 5th district spelled the loss of Davide to Garcia with a margin of less than 100,000.
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