NATIONALIST People’s Coalition (NPC) gubernatorial candidate Mark Cojuangco has expressed support for the presidential bid of United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) standard-bearer Vice President Jejomar Binay during a rally in Sison, Pangasinan, that drew 6,000 supporters.
Cojuangco, son of Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) chairman emeritus Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr., on Monday said Binay’s “vast experience in the field of local governance” sets him apart from the other candidates.
Mark, who is aspiring to be governor of Pangasinan, noted that the Vice President is leading in local surveys.
Binay “is far ahead in the surveys. I am echoing the sentiment of Pangasinenses,” he said, adding that the surveys, conducted every two months, have given them a “feel” of who the people of Pangasinan support.
The younger Cojuangco cited the “LGU (local government unit) experience of Binay, who had served as mayor of Makati City (Metro Manila) before becoming Vice President.
“He has dealt with barangay captains day in and day out for over 20 years. You don’t get that experience overnight. Twenty years is twenty years,” he said.
Binay thanked Cojuangco for his unwavering support for his plans for the future of the country.
He made the rounds in Pangasinan accompanied by UNA senatorial candidates–former Special Action Force director Getulio Napeñas Jr., labor lawyer Allan Montaño, Sulu Princess Jacel Kiram and broadcaster Rey Langit.
The Vice President visited the towns of Binmaley and Sison, as well as the cities of Alaminos and Dagupan.