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Bacolod City, Philippines Wednesday, February 17, 2016
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Drilon says unity
needed for progress

Senate President Franklin Drilon yesterday said that should he be reelected to the Senate in May he will be willing to work for political unity among the leaders of Bacolod City and Negros to hasten progress.

Drilon said progress has changed the landscape of Iloilo because the political leadership there is united, there is no fighting.

“That is my dream for Negros and Bacolod,” he said.

Drilon said if he and Mar Roxas win in May, it would be easy to bring more benefits to a united Negros and Bacolod.

“That is my dream for the Negros Island Region,” he said.

It is extremely difficult to bring in help to improve an area if its political leaders are not united, Drilon added.

Meanwhile, Drilon said he does not think the LP has decided whom to endorse from Bacolod in the May polls, they have not allied with anyone.

When asked about Councilor Carl Lopez, the LP candidate for the Liberal Party of Bacolod, Drilon said “that must be a decision of the executive committee, I am not familiar with the process.”

On Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3 rd District) resigning from the LP, Drilon said they value the support of Benitez and “I am sure in the course of the campaign we will be able to continue our alliance with him.”*CPG



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