Roxas, Binay, Marcos to face NUP Monday
FORMER Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, Vice President Jejomar Binay and Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. will speak before 500 members of the Nation Unity Party (NUP) for their national convention on Monday at Sofitel Hotel.
Roxas and Binay have expressed their intention to run for president while Marcos is reportedly considering a vice presidential run.
For NUP, the participation of the two presidentiables and a supposed vice presidential candidate in the event is a way to know who will best run the country and get the group’s support for next year’s polls.
“The Party is expected to make a decision on who among the ‘presidentiables’ will be worthy of our support after the convention,” NUP vice president Cavite Representative Elpidio Barzaga said.
NUP Chair and Antipolo City lawmaker Roberto V. Puno said that Monday’s national convention is an opportunity for their members nationwide to “reaffirm allegiance to the NUP.”
Meanwhile, INQUIRER.net tried to reach the camp of presidential aspirant Senator Grace Poe as to why she will not be in the NUP event. However, she has not yet responded as of posting time.
The NUP, a political party formed in 2011, has over 1,500 elected local officials composed of mayors, vice mayors and councilors. It also has 30 congressmen and nine governors under its wing.