Solid North to forge alliance with Sara's Hugpong Party- Imee Marcos

Solid North to forge alliance with Sara's Hugpong Party- Imee Marcos

The political winds is catching up with some politicians as early as now, alliances are being made all in preparation for the 2019 mid term elections.


It is well known that during the last presidential elections Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos was a supporter of President Duterte, the latter has acknowledge this in his speaking engagements domestically and whenever he is overseas.


And now the unthinkable alliance is expected to formalize the joining of forces from the North and from the South.

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Traditional bailwick ,the legendary Solid North will join forces with the President power base in the South all for the 2019 mid term elections, that is according to Governor Imee Marcos.


She was referring to the alliance between northern Luzon politicians under the Marcos wing and the fast rising Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HnP) Mindanao regional party of Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio.


Earlier this week, the Ilocos governor was sworn as a HnP member by Mayor Sara Duterte, along wih presidential spokesperson Harry Roque.


Renegade from the North


The governor when asked by reporters why she joined HnP, the former joked that she risked being branded a renegade because she is from the North joining a political party in the South.


“I will be an HnP member even if I will be called ‘Lost Command,’” she told media people at Hugpong’s mass oath-taking in Malita town, Davao Occidental.

Marcos announced that there are scheduled mass oath-taking in the north next week, it will start in the provinces of Ilocos Sur, La Union and Kalinga.


Solid North refers to the regional alliance that extends from the traditional Marcos family’s bailwick, Ilocos Norte, and to the other seven other provinces in northern Luzon.


The Ilocos Governor acknowledges that Hugpong is set to become the voice of Mindanao and a force to reckon like the Solid North.


Eight northern provinces are now ready to back up Mayor Duterte, Governor Imee said.

“The beauty of HnP lies in its being different,” Marcos said. “It is not a monolithic, hierarchical or traditional party, but it forges alliances with the local parties. Its approach is very local.”

HnP  does not require its members to abandon their political parties, she said, “but forge alliances in the localities.”

“I think it’s a very interesting model, something that is very workable on the ground,” Marcos said, and added that no politician wins an election based on the big political parties anyway.


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