UNA launched as opposition party

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The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) will be officially launched as an opposition political party next week in Makati City.

UNA interim secretary general JV Bautista said the launching will be held on July 1, or about four months after the political party was registered and accredited with the Commission on Elections (COMELEC).

The party’s coordinators from all over the country are expected to be present.

“You will not just see politicians. Hindi lang yung nakaupo lang na opisyal na mga pulitiko (Not just politicians who are currently holding office), but you will see a very heavy and strong representation of sectoral officials. We do not want to be perceived as a traditional party but a mass-based and grassroots political party,” Bautista said.


Although the party has yet to fill up its slate and its chairman has yet to be named, UNA officers will be announced during the event.

The launch is said to be an opportunity for Vice President Jejomar Binay to share with the public how he wants to lead the nation if he is elected president in next year’s polls.

Binay, after his resignation, has more time to strengthen the party and focus on major issues the Philippines is facing like the problematic Metro Rail Transit, Bangsa¬moro Basic Law, the Mamasapano tragedy and the Disbursement Acceleration Program.

UNA officials said they still want to keep political alliances especially with Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada and his Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP) and Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr. and his Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC). They said the party is not bothered by Sen. Grace Poe’s high survey ratings or the possibility that she will be endorsed by President Aquino.

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  1. Ohhh… what the country needs is a leader devoid of corruption,,plunder and malversation….Binay? while he was delivering his valedictory in the Una launched his son left the Makati City hall on suspension of malversation of public funds… his wife Elenita facesd graft charges before the OMBUDSMAN.. the vice president is facing charges of Plunder, too before the Ombudsman,, a very experienced one indeed… and so You want him President…?

  2. This will be the Turning Point of the political atmosphere . We need to find a United Opposition to battle the Evil in the Current government held hostage by BS Aquino and the LP party. Find a United Patriotic leaders who will tackle relevant issues and problems that are crippling our Nation.