BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
Silay City Mayor Mark Golez yesterday expressed his full support to the call for Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio to run for president in next year’s elections.
Golez made the declaration after supporters of Duterte-Carpio, who are members of the Alliance of Broadcasting Committee, led by one its convenors, retired P/Col. William Señoron, paid a courtesy call on him at the Silay City Hall Thursday.
He declared that he will support Duterte-Carpio, she being a colleague in the League of Cities of the Philippines, a friend, and an ally of the present administration.
Señoron said yesterday that several mayors of Negros Occidental also expressed their support in urging Duterte-Carpio to run for president. He, however, did not name names, adding that they will announce their support for the presidential daughter at the proper time.
Negros Occidental Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer earlier said the National Unity Party provincial chapter, that he chairs, will follow party decision should it decide to support Duterte-Carpio if she runs for president.
Ferrer is also the president of the United Negros Alliance, a provincial political group founded by the late former ambassador Eduardo Cojuangco Jr.
While it does not follow that UNegA members are also supporting the decision of NUP, UNegA secretary general Salvador Escalante Jr. admitted that the decision of Ferrer will have weight and can influence the members.
Duterte-Carpio had earlier expressed her willingness to run for the country’s top position.*