Mayor Sara Duterte's 'Hugpong' inks alliance agreement with 9 political parties

Mayor Sara Duterte's 'Hugpong' inks alliance agreement with 9 political parties

Things are really shaping up for the Presidential daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio.

Fresh from the announcement of Ilocos Governor Imee Marcos that the Solid North will be forming an alliance with Hugpong Ng Pagbabago (HNP), it just finalized its alliances with 9 political groups, three of which are national parties.

The Davao Mayor quashed the rumors that this is being done for her eventual seeking of seat in the senate, rather this alliances are made not for her political ambition – but to give a chance to support the advocacies of her father- President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.

 Sitting from left are Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte of Serbisyo sa Bayan Party; Zamboanga del Norte first district Rep. Seth Frederick Jalosjos of Aggrupation of Party for Progress; Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos of Ilocano Timpuyong; National Unity Party president Fredenil Castro; Mayor Sara Duterte; Nacionalista Party national director Sen. Cynthia Villar; Mark Leandro Mendoza of Nationalist People’s Coalition; Nadya Emano-Elipe of PaDayon Pilipino; Pampanga Gov. Lilia Pineda of Kambilan; and Norris Oculam of Alyansa Bol-anon Alang sa Kausuban (ABAKA). Davao Occidental Gov. Claude Bautista (standing 3rd from right) and HNP sec-gen Anthony del Rosario (extreme right standing) as well as Senator JV Ejercito and former senator and now Taguig City Rep. Pia Cayetano and other HNP officials join the group photo.(photo credit to PNA)
“I’m not running for senator. We’re just really trying to unite everybody who wants to help the administration of President Duterte until 2022,” the lady mayor said during the signing of tha alliance agreement in Parañaque City.

The Nacionalista Party (NP), National Unity Party (NUP), and the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC), all of which are national parties and amng the biggest political parties in the country.

The other six political parties are as follows: the six local political groups are the Bohol-based Alyansa Bol-anon Alang sa Kausaban (KABAKA); Aggrupation of Party for Progress (APP) from Zamboanga del Norte; Ilocano Timpuyog from Ilocos Norte; Pampanga Kambilan; PaDayon Pilipino from Region 10 (Northern Mindanao); and Serbisyo sa Bayan Party (SBP) from Quezon City.

Mayor Sara said the alliance forges would help the politicians at the local level to find a national political party they would want to join.

“This is our solution to those who are not residents of Davao region,” she said.

HNP which was just formed last February was meant to be as a regional party, it was only after the prodding of other politicians outside of Davao City expressed their intention to join HNP they decided to accommodate them.

“I brought it up with the leaders of the region and they said we cannot say ‘no’ to the people who wanted to help our President. So they said, and it (HNP) is their brainchildren, we will have alliances with national parties so that those who have no national parties, they can now choose if they want (to be an) NPC, NP or NU member,” Mayor Sara said.

The younger Duterte also explained that the President has no hand in the new alliance agreement but “ we would like to have an alliance”  with the political party of the President- the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban).

“But our governors and other leaders said they (PDP-Laban) have to settle (their) internal problem. So once it is settled by the President, then we will open because we need other national parties that are allied (with the President),” the Davao City Mayor said.

The Mayor was asked if HNP will be open to the idea of having an alliance with the Liberal Party of former President Benigno Aquino III, the Mayor from Davao said “The LP group is not supportive of the direction of President Duterte.”

“So the reason why we have this alliance, the reason why we are united together is because we want to support the term of President Duterte until 2022,” she said.

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  1. Eh, pag-ganyan kalaki ang alliansa, walang mananalong "Dilawan Party"😁😄😆